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Re: [SCA-JML] Girls update Facebook but not call emergency 911

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  • barontakeda@yahoo.com
    Crikey! Maybe these girls will get honorable mention from the Darwin Awards? LOL! Baron Takeda Yoshinaka http://www.stgeorges.atlantia.sca.org
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 14, 2009
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      Crikey! Maybe these girls will get honorable mention from
      the Darwin Awards? LOL!


      Baron Takeda Yoshinaka
      http://www.stgeorges.atlantia.sca.org




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      From: "the.lady.phoenix@..." <the.lady.phoenix@...>
      To: sca-jml@yahoogroups.com
      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?

      Sara

      On 14/09/2009, Jeanel Walker <brytephyre@...> wrote:
      > What is this world coming to? Dose nobody teach who do u call in case of
      > emergency?
      >
      > 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."
      >
      >
      > http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/6155017/Trapped-girls-updated-Facebook-instead-of-calling-police.html
      >
      >
      >
      > May the joy of your past be the worst of your tomorrows!!!
      > Jeanel Walker aka Eilionora "Takinaga" of Kisimull
      > http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg208/brytephyre/Takinagadevisesm.jpg
      > http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg208/brytephyre/Eilionoriadevicesm.jpg
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