Re: [SCA-JML] Girls update Facebook but not call emergency 911
- Crikey! Maybe these girls will get honorable mention from
the Darwin Awards? LOL!
Baron Takeda Yoshinaka
From: "the.lady.phoenix@..." <the.lady.phoenix@...>
Sent: Monday, September 14, 2009 4:38:52 PM
Subject: Re: [SCA-JML] Girls update Facebook but not call emergency 911
is it OK to laugh?
Especailly since natural selection was almost played out giving the
girls a chance to win the darwin award?
On 14/09/2009, Jeanel Walker <brytephyre@...> wrote:
> What is this world coming to? Dose nobody teach who do u call in case of
> Article below with link to web page it was posted :
> By Bonnie Malkin in Sydney
> Published: 10:45AM BST 08 Sep 2009
> The girls, aged 10 and 12, used their mobile phones to access
> the popular website and update their statuses, alerting friends and
> family that they were lost in a storm drain in Adelaide's southern
> suburbs. The girls were rescued at about 7.30pm on Sunday night after a
> friend, who was online at the time, decided to call the police.
> Ambulance crews were sent to the scene but the girls were not injured
> and did not require treatment. A fireman said it was lucky that someone
> had seen their status update and realised that it was not a joke. Storm
> drains are prone to flash flooding and are very dangerous, the fire
> service has warned.
> "It is a worry for us because it causes a
> delay on us being able to rescue the girls," he told the Australian
> Broadcasting Corporation. "If they were able to access Facebook from
> their mobile phones, they could have called 000 [the Australian
> equivalent of 999], so the point being they could have called us
> directly and we could have got there quicker than relying on someone
> being online and replying to them and eventually having to call us via
> 000 anyway."
> A Professor, said Facebook and sites like it had
> become the first port of call for young people who wanted to get their
> message – no matter how serious – out into the public realm. "For these
> kids, by the sounds of it, being on Facebook is just such a pervasive
> part of their lives that it seems the first line of response if they
> need to communicate a message to others. "I guess for these people the
> natural way to send a message out to their friends and others is via
> Facebook, unfortunately in this case the message was that they were
> stuck in a stormwater drain."
> May the joy of your past be the worst of your tomorrows!!!
> Jeanel Walker aka Eilionora "Takinaga" of Kisimull
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