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Old 06-02-2014, 08:05 AM
 
Location: North Dallas via Philly .. and DC
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This is the 2nd time in 2 weeks that the news has talked about someone drowning at Lake Lewisville... and I've heard friends talk about how they avoid that place for the same reasons. What is the deal there? Seems like its prone to accidents and deaths
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Noblesville, IN
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This is the 2nd time in 2 weeks that the news has talked about someone drowning at Lake Lewisville... and I've heard friends talk about how they avoid that place for the same reasons. What is the deal there? Seems like its prone to accidents and deaths
Yes, it is but it's not new.

I've been hearing about Lake Lewisville since the 90's...I'm not really sure why but people just aren't that careful when boating...plus, they drink and drive on the water so that impairs their judgment.

I remember a story in the mid 90's about a lady who was water skiing, I think, and the boat came back around to get her but ran her over instead. Her poor face was mangled because of the motor...it was one of the worst stories I had ever heard but I do believe she survived.

Yea, this is a long time problem!
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:28 AM
 
Location: North Dallas via Philly .. and DC
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Yes, it is but it's not new.

I've been hearing about Lake Lewisville since the 90's...I'm not really sure why but people just aren't that careful when boating...plus, they drink and drive on the water so that impairs their judgment.

I remember a story in the mid 90's about a lady who was water skiing, I think, and the boat came back around to get her but ran her over instead. Her poor face was mangled because of the motor...it was one of the worst stories I had ever heard but I do believe she survived.

Yea, this is a long time problem!

How awful! I haven't been in the area very long.. so I had no idea this is on going issue. The guy I heard about this morning jumped off the boat to "cool off" and never came back up. wth... scary. I think ill stick with my pool lol.
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Captain Hindsight here... They should have cut down all the trees before they let that lake fill up all those years ago. Just sayin...
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:24 AM
 
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It's one of the largest and most popular lakes in DFW. 10 people in the US drown everyday, about 50% on lakes and the other 50% in pools.

Drowning in real life doesn't look like drowning in movies. This is what to watch for:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/196538.php
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Plano 75024
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How awful! I haven't been in the area very long.. so I had no idea this is on going issue.

I have been here 5 yrs and that was my exact question my first yr here. It's nuts. I have never been to it and I doubt I will ever go. Every year it is exactly like this.
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Yankee loves Dallas
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Now, I love a good beer, glass of wine or cocktail as much as the next guy, or possibly more, but the irresponsibility of people when they get on the water is outrageous....


Rescuing drowning children: How to know when someone is in trouble in the water.
The respiratory system was designed for breathing. Speech is the secondary or overlaid function. Breathing must be fulfilled before speech occurs. ... Sometimes the most common indication that someone is drowning is that they don’t look like they’re drowning. They may just look like they are treading water and looking up at the deck. One way to be sure? Ask them, “Are you all right?” If they can answer at all—they probably are. If they return a blank stare, you may have less than 30 seconds to get to them. And parents—children playing in the water make noise. When they get quiet, you get to them and find out why.
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Welcome to summer in DFW. Lakes and pools are the de facto "summertime activity" in the metroplex because it's too *&^%ing hot to do just about anything else. When you mix together crowded lakes with dark, brackish water and drunken idiots acting 10 feet tall and bulletproof you unfortunately and predictably get news footage of drownings and/or boating accidents.
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:50 AM
 
Location: North Dallas via Philly .. and DC
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I have been here 5 yrs and that was my exact question my first yr here. It's nuts. I have never been to it and I doubt I will ever go. Every year it is exactly like this.
Right. I realize people drown in lakes/pools/oceans and whatever else every year.. but it is like insane how often you hear about Lake Lewisville. I think I'll steer clear!
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Old 06-02-2014, 10:00 AM
 
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Captain Hindsight here... They should have cut down all the trees before they let that lake fill up all those years ago. Just sayin...
Right.

Lakes are built for 1) water supply, 2) fish habitat, 3) recreation

Some people think that recreation should be number 1. But no matter how many trees there are, there will always be stupid people who dive in not knowing how deep it is or what's down there. And tons of people who have no business operating a boat. Lake Lewisville is an extremely overcrowded lake with lots of careless boaters.

But blame people who didn't want to remove trees, right?
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