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Someone falls into the water from a dock. What is the FIRST thing you should do to help this person?

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1. Reach for them
2. Throw something to them
3. Row out to them in a boat
4. Go out in the water a get them

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Are you a mother of a scout? GREAT answer, you taught lifesaving perhaps? :) :) :)
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No I learned it in swim class
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In my opinion, the first thing that I would do is to throw an object that floats out directly to them. I would also find a row boat and row out to help them. If I cannot get them out I will dial 911 right away.

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1st: Yell "CALL 911!"

2nd: Remove your shoes

3rd: Jump in to save him

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Removing shoes is a very important step, wouldn't wanna ruin your Nike's :)
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I was thinking ... dock ... steel-toed boots ... water ...
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So wait, you WEREN'T being sarcastic this time??? I thought for sure that was a wisecrack answer!! :)
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HAHAHA! Yeah that would normally be the case! :-)
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I saw "remove shoes" and I was like NICE :)
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"Hold on buddy! ... Let me just .... take my new sneaks off ... I'll be right ... there ...!"
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Come on in!! The waters fine :)
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You guys are terrible!!! ;)
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Probably jump in and maybe save them?.. My guess.

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First and foremost, LAUGH. Second, ask them if they can swim (If they say yes to being able to swim, then tell them to swim to shore, BUT, if they aren't answering your question b-cuz they are too busy choking on water and flailing uncontrollably, then you should probably jump in and rescue them)

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You mean POINT and laugh! haha
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Pointing would work too, but I think the person in the water would know why you're laughin :)
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Flail, heehee! Flailing arms are hilarious!
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Well, what Tony said. Tell someone to get help, then jump in and save them- forget the shoes!!!

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The first thing I would do to help them is stop laughing, next I'd put my camera/phone down. If I knew they couldn't swim I'd strip off excess clothes/shoes quick and dive in. it really depends who it is, for some I'd help them by holding their heads down

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