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Life-saving mom in critical condition

A mother who nearly drowned saving her son's life Friday remains in the hospital.

Doris Martin was in critical condition at University Hospital on Saturday evening, a hospital spokeswoman said.

On Friday afternoon, rescue workers responded to the report of a possible drowning in the 600 block of Whitewood Way in the Oak Creek subdivision in Edgefield County, said North Augusta Department of Public Safety Lt. Tim Pearson. Ms. Martin jumped in a pool to save her 10-year-old son, who was struggling to stay afloat. After he was safe, she found herself fighting for her life in the pool.

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patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 08/31/08 - 05:15 am
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She couldn't swim either? A

She couldn't swim either? A brave woman saving her son, but what will he do if mom doesn't recover? Everyone that is around water, the lake or a swimming pool especially, needs to be a competent swimmer. It's easy to learn and fun and in a case like this, safe.

mgroothand
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mgroothand 08/31/08 - 06:12 am
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Why do people who can't swim

Why do people who can't swim have a backyard pool?

HYPOCRITES 08
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HYPOCRITES 08 08/31/08 - 06:52 am
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You are very right that she

You are very right that she is a brave woman. We do not know that she could not swim. She could have cramped up or because of the excitement panicked?

lady_alessandra
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lady_alessandra 08/31/08 - 07:47 am
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Even if you are a strong

Even if you are a strong swimmer, a panicked swimmer who is drowning will fight you and wear you down and possibly take you down in the process. I worked at a camp several summers and we are always told not to jump in after someone because of that reason. Use a pole for the swimmer to grab; use a life preserver.

lady_alessandra
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lady_alessandra 08/31/08 - 07:48 am
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Even if you are a strong

Even if you are a strong swimmer, a panicked swimmer who is drowning will fight you and wear you down and possibly take you down in the process. I worked at a camp several summers and we are always told not to jump in after someone because of that reason. Use a pole for the swimmer to grab; use a life preserver.

JohnQPublic
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JohnQPublic 08/31/08 - 08:12 am
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Throw, row, or tow.... the

Throw, row, or tow.... the last resort to help someone drowning is go in after them. They can drown you too!

Just me 2
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Just me 2 08/31/08 - 09:08 am
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This is to the people of

This is to the people of McDuffie County....WAKE UP....you are being raped by your county officials!! They have raised the value of my house by $50,000.00 in one year and I am sure that I am not the only one (and also it WILL be raised again because of the school issue.) Just because they want to build a new City Complex and name it after our retired Mayor!! They made the statement that if the new splost tax does not pass they will build the city complex anyway...I guess that means they will raise our property tax again??

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 08/31/08 - 01:57 pm
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Don't feel alone. Ever have

Don't feel alone. Ever have a property appraised by the city at way over $100 percent increase for tax purposes and then a city representative come to you and wants to buy the property for 1/3 that? You show him the city's own appraisal and he says something to the effect of the city needs to get their own appraiser out. That WAS their own appraiser who appraised the property for tax purposes, jacking up the price from the year before by an unimaginable percentage, which was pointed out again to the city employee. The city shouldn't be able to manipulate the appraisal both ways to the city's benefit, but they sure are trying.

voluptuously_auburn1
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voluptuously_auburn1 09/02/08 - 01:15 pm
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The mom died today.

The mom died today.

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 09/02/08 - 08:08 pm
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Oh noooo.. That is horrible.

Oh noooo.. That is horrible. My deepest sympathy to the family.

Studen Nurse
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Studen Nurse 09/02/08 - 08:23 pm
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Doris Martin was a beautiful

Doris Martin was a beautiful woman who gave her life to save that of her child, I am touched by her sacrafice. We may never know all of the circumstances, just the end result. She was a bright shining star who dedicated herself to caring for others. I am proud to have had the opportunity to know her, if only for a brief moment. Doris, you will remain in our hearts. I wish I had the opportunity to know you better. I know everyone on 5E will miss your smile. Rest in peace.

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