Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Parent's sacrifice...

Got this from CNN.

Where ever you go with children, please remind them of the dangers of the place.

Parents drown rescuing children.
LONDON, England (CNN) -- Four parents drowned as they helped rescue their children from the sea off Portugal, the British Foreign Office confirmed to CNN Tuesday.

The four tourists -- three Britons and one German -- rushed into the Atlantic Ocean along with at least three other adults after their children got into difficulties in the surf on a beach near Sagres, around 120 miles south of Lisbon, according to reports in the Portuguese media.

Some of the adults managed to push the children back into shore but others were swept away themselves in the strong Atlantic currents, according to the daily paper Diario de Noticias.

One died in the sea and three others were pulled to the shore, where emergency workers were unable to revive them, the paper reported.

Three other adults required hospital treatment and one of them remains hospitalized, the spokeswoman said.

A British Foreign Office spokeswoman said among those who died were a British couple with two children. She said arrangements were being made to fly out relatives of the orphaned children, who were being looked after by the other families involved in the incident.

Another of those who died was a British mother of two, the spokeswoman told CNN.

No information was immediately available about the German who died.

An official from the British consulate in nearby Portimao had traveled to the scene to provide assistance to the victims, she said.

The three British victims all came from the town of Wootton Bassett, in the southwest of England, according to reports in the British newspaper The Guardian.

The paper reported that the adults had drowned off Tonel beach in the resort town of Sagres, in the far southwest of Portugal. The spot is popular with surfers because of the Atlantic swell but suffers from dangerous rip currents, the paper said.


Michelle said...

Hi Nightwings,
I do not have your email. Please email to me as I have change my blog. :) Take care

Frankensteina said...

Oooh this is a sad news :(

Things parents do for the love of their children...

Nightwing said...

Helo Fran, ya...thats true.

Parents will do anything for the children.

U take care now.

Rita Ho said...

What a tragedy. Makes you wonder why life is so cruel at times. That makes it the second dent the tourim industry in Portugal. I think they still haven't found the British girl who was kidnapped last year.

Cat Cat said...

Ah, that's very sad to know. The love of the parents to their children.

I remember now - I had a dream a few days ago about going into the water rescuing someone. Couldn't remember exactly what the dream about, how, where, why and when... Weird dream.

Nightwing said...

Hi Rita,

Ya, thats true. Which is why always be positive and in times of angry/upset abt something...walk away before saying anything to cool down ....cause sometimes in anger, we say things and one will never know when it will be the 'last' time seeing that person.

Sometimes words spoken...hard to get it back if it is too late.

It may affect the tourism thingy a bit but at least they do not try to 'hide' things.

I think they have not found the girl. And the last i heard they were shifting their focus on to the parents. As if they were 'involve' with the missing child.

Nightwing said...

Hi Cat,

Some times dreams tells us something. What i do not know.

But i can guess that if u remember ur dream then u probably be on alert mode when ever u r near water area.