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Baby overboard

In The CDA Blog, Phil Corless reports:

Last Sunday night (Dec. 19) at The Resort, a man with his months-old grandson in his arms was disembarking from one of the Holiday Lights boats when he slipped on the icy ramp and fell backwards into the frigid water, hitting his head on the boat. Some onlookers immediately helped him out, but both he and the baby were soaked. The cruise staff was not prepared to deal with the situation, but luckily there was a Deaconess nurse in the crowd who grabbed the baby and stripped off its wet clothes and diaper. She then had the baby's grandmother place the child next to her bare skin to prevent hypothermia and certain death. Not a single person, neither cruise patrons nor Resort employees, called 911. That nurse deserves a medal.

DFO: Phil has really taken The CDA Blog up and notch. It is now becoming a must-read for me. If you don't laugh out loud at least once in the first five items or so currently on line, you're constipated.

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.