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Save a Life – Learn How to Avoid and Escape a Rip Current

At the beach at Cape Canaveral, nineteen-year-old Josh Scurlock looks out at the water. The larger than normal waves look rough but not too rough so he and a friend go out in them to play. A strong swimmer Josh loves the ocean and his new Florida home just five blocks from the beach. Its Saturday and the sun is out and there is no school and nothing at all is wrong in the world. Josh Scurlock. Having recently moved to Florida from Indiana, he doesnt notice or even know how to notice the rip current that will sweep him out to sea and away from his friend. Once caught in its pull, his instincts are to head back in. The land is where safety is and something is pulling him away from it, so he fights. Swimming as hard as he can for as long as he can with his friend on the beach now yelling for help Josh Scurlock tires and drowns. And though a heroic surfer eventually makes it to him and brings him to shore he cannot be revived. Josh never sees twenty.

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The Family Guide to Bug Bites 

Bug bites have been a persistent souvenir of outdoor activities throughout human history, and today, these pesky critters continue to trouble our families. It’s an all-too-familiar scene—your kids return from outdoor play, already scratching at fresh bug bites acquired in the backyard. To effectively deal with these nuisances, it’s essential to understand the distinct preferences and behaviors of common pests that leave us with itchy welts.

In this article, we’ll explore three of the most prevalent bloodsucking pests before delving into effective strategies to safeguard your family and home from these persistent invaders.

7 mins read

Teen Talk

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