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Annual safety fair arms kids with knowledge before summer break
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Phillip Mayo, Jamie Kerce and Daniel Ramos prepare, while Sammy Fields, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers volunteer, and Kevin Gross, a state ranger in the law enforcement division at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, simulate turbulence, during the Safe Kids program at Flowery Branch Elementary on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Gross taught the kids how to properly put on life jackets and rescue friends who may have fallen in the water. - photo by Erin O. Smith
It was a harrowing 15 seconds for four Flowery Branch Elementary students, as they struggled to get life jackets on while saving a drowning peer in a rickety boat. Fortunately, the boat was on dry land and the drowning student was really just waving her arms around while standing on concrete. “If someone is drowning or they don’t have a life jacket on, then you can tell them to put a life jacket on,” student Jada Ellingham, 9, explained.