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first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Four U.S. Navy sailors were enjoying a Florida beach with their families last weekend when cries for help led them to save the lives of two teenage women drowning off the coast.Chief Petty Officer Aniahau Desha, Seaman Gaston Yescas, Petty Officer 1st Class Sheldon Lucius, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Essick were in Hurlburt, Fla., for the 2018 Armed Forces Volleyball Championship. But the weekend will now be remembered more for what happened on the Naval Station Mayport Beach than on the court.“I was on the beach with my wife, and everyone showed up there, Josh, Sheldon, and Gaston. We’d just sat down, and some ladies came up the beach were yelling for help, seeing that the girls were out in the waves, needing help,” Desha said, according to U.S. Armed Forces Sports. “They were in trouble, so we just ran into the water and got them.”The sailors swam roughly 75 yards offshore to reach the two teens, one of whom was holding on to her unresponsive friend.“When we got on shore, as soon as I picked her up, I noticed that she wasn’t breathing,” Desha said. “It was obvious that she wasn’t breathing. I checked for her pulse – there was no pulse. So we immediately started chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth.”Desha and Yesca conducted CPR until emergency personnel arrived.The swimmer who was unresponsive was taken to the hospital, but has since been released, according to Thomas Lyszkowski, First Coast Navy Fire and Emergency Services assistant fire chief.“Since I’m a corpsman up to date with the CPR certifications and all, and I was also a lifeguard for eight years, this was honestly like a normal drill, I would say. I’ve been in a lot of incidents like this,” Yescas said.The sailors’ volleyball coach Gilburto Bermudez credited their “quick thinking, bravery, and composure under extreme pressure.”“Because of the actions of these sailors, she’s alive,” Lyszkowski added.Yescas told U.S. Armed Forces Sports that the teen’s mother sent the sailors a message on Facebook letting them know she was discharged from the hospital. The mother said her daughter would be sending the sailors a letter and photo thanking them for their heroic action.“It’s an amazing feeling knowing that this girl’s going to see another day because of what we did,” Desha said. “For the parents, especially, and as a parent myself, I couldn’t imagine hearing the news that something happened to my daughter. And if someone was there to help, I’d like them to do the same for me if it was my child. So, I’m pretty honored.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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first_imgGovernment is set to roll out the revised burial protocols that are going to guide Kenyans on how to conduct decent burials moving forward.Speaking during COVID-19 daily briefings, Head of Public Health, Dr. Francis Kuria noted that the protocols are going to address the issue of stigma especially the ´men in white´ and be able to release the body to the next of kin for burial.“The risks of transmission during burial are almost nil. That is if the proper regulations to conduct burials are observed,” noted Dr Kuria.Also Read  Relief for families as MOH revises Covid-19 burial protocols Dr Kuria further noted that the number of patients requiring critical care has gone down from as high as 67 from mid July to 27 in September.“As at today we have 664 patients in hospitals. Out of those, 25 are in ICU while 10 are on supplemental oxygen,” noted Dr Kuria.This even as the country´s fatality rate nears 600 after 2 patients succumbed in the last 24 hours bringing total cumulative number of fatalities in the country to 599. According to Chief Administrative Secretary Dr Rashid Aman, Kenya´s death rate stands at 1.7% which he says is extremely low compared to other Western countries whose rate has hit as high as 7%.He noted that the low death rate has been observed in other Sub-Saharan countries too saying studies are being done to determine the difference in the rate.Many hypothesis have been proposed including age demographics in Africa since most of the population in Africa comprises of young people. “Most our cases are asymptomatic, environment too in terms of temperatures has been raised as a hypothesis and genetics, all these are theories being looked into by scientists to ascertain how COVID-19 is affecting people in differents continents,” noted Dr Aman.,Also Read  COVID-19: Kenya records 98 new cases, 62 recoveries, 2 deaths Also Read  Uhuru extends curfew ahead of his address Tuesday next weekcenter_img He said burials will be supervised at a lower scale to minimise stigmatisation.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153last_img read more

first_imgThe most popular Italian sports magazine, as well as one of the best ones in the world, made a cover page on the occasion of the match between Liverpool and Roma.It shows the main three players and coach of Roma as members of the Beatles who play and sing with the title “Roma, all you need is gol”.The Italians were delighted with the way how Gazzetta put heads of the star of Roma on the bodies of members of the Beatles.Radja Nainggolan became John Lennon, Ringo Starr was turned into Daniel De Rossi, Paul McCartney became Eusebius Di Francesco, while Edin Dzeko became George Harrison.(Source: Faktor.ba)last_img read more