Monthly Archives: May 2011

Two Teens Saved from Drowning Incident in Arlington Lake – Dangers of Swimming in Lakes and Ponds in Florida

Two teenage boys came close to drowning during the Easter holiday in an Arlington Lake of Jacksonville, Florida. The boys were rescued by friends and neighbors and subsequently taken to nearby hospitals by firefighters. Although the names and identities of either teen were not released, the boys are believed to be in between 15- or 16-years-old. One of the teen’s younger brother said his older brother, who lived beside the lake, went swimming with a visiting friend. The older brother became tired and began to sink. The visiting teen went after his friend and eventually became fatigued after trying to … Continue reading

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Florida Highway Patrol Reports Pedestrian Death in Putnam County – U.S. 17 (Ray Gene Blair)

A Crescent City, Florida man was tragically killed after he was struck by a car while crossing U.S. 17. 47-year-old Ray Gene Blair was pronounced dead at the scene, the Florida Highway Patrol reported. The driver of the vehicle, 47-year-old Elia Hernandez, also of Crescent City, was traveling southbound around 9:30 p.m. when her automobile hit Blair. There was an unidentified passenger in Hernandez’s car. No one else was reportedly injured. For more read Crescent City, Florida, man killed while crossing U.S. 17. The death of this man is a tragedy for his family and community. Florida law requires all … Continue reading

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