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By Cynthia Shroyer
Pine Bluffs Post staff 

Iron Sharpens Iron

Throw out a life line


A small news item in the Internet caught my eye a while ago. It seems a 12-year-old boy in New Zealand was playing at the waters edge and was swept out to sea. A police officer attempted rescue and got in trouble himself.

Now it would be easy for the rest of the people on the beach to watch and wring their hands and hope someone comes to the aid of the boy and his would-be rescuer. You can hear the conversations — “Oh dear, someone help them!” “His poor mother!” “Did anyone call for help?”

While those are appropriate responses none will do a thing to really help. Someone must...

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