Life is filled with tragedy

Staff ~ The Moose Jaw Times Herald
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This past week, many Moose Jaw residents were caught in the grips of a tragic story as it slowly unfolded at Buffalo Pound Lake.
The drowning death of a 19-year-old local man is tragic. The fact he was doing something that apparently several youth from this city do every summer made it a little more frightening.
The man and a friend apparently jumped off the causeway on Highway 2 at Buffalo Pound Lake - at 4 a.m., after having consumed alcohol. Maybe not all the same factors come into play all the time when young people choose to dive off the causeway for a dip, but no doubt at least two of those factors do, whether that be alcohol and swimming or darkness and swimming. Either combination - as we all know for sure now - can be fatal.
But it's almost impossible to get that message out to young people because we all believe in our youth that "it's not going to happen to me."
The sad thing is, no one sets out to do these things thinking "yeah, this time it probably will be me."
Now a family is left with broken hearts. Friends are feeling a loss, and a community is puzzling over why these things have to happen.
Sadly, they have to happen because that's part of life. Tragic things often happen and will continue to happen because we all feel somewhat invincible.

Organizations: Highway 2

Geographic location: Buffalo Pound Lake, Moose Jaw

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