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bronco militia
06-13-2011, 02:29 PM
Chiefs tight end Leonard Pope saves six-year-old from drowning
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on June 13, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT


On an NFL news day featuring the latest Kenny Britt mishap and not else, it’s great to pass along a story of heroism.

The Americus Times-Recorder in Georgia reports that Pope saved a six-year-old child from drowning over the weekend. Anne Moore, a family friend of Pope, says Pope heard her cry for help at a pool party.

“All of a sudden, I saw Bryson going down in the water and I started screaming. Leonard was inside, and he came out of nowhere and dove into the water without any hesitation, cell phone in his pocket and all,” Moore said. “He saved my son’s life, and I am so thankful that he was there for me and my child.”

Moore has known Pope since he was a kid. As she points out, there are indeed some positives to the lockout.

“My prayers were answered by God when Leonard jumped in and saved my son,” said Moore. “The fact that he is normally at camp and could have been in Kansas City just proved to me that he was placed here to save my son from drowning, and I thank God that he was here.”

As Arrowhead Nation points out, Pope was not interviewed for the story and was not trying to get attention for it.

There’s not much else we can add other than: Nice work, Leonard.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/06/13/chiefs-tight-end-leonard-pope-saves-six-year-old-from-drowning/

OBF1
06-13-2011, 02:37 PM
Lockout or not... A woman should not have her child near a pool without adult supervision...by an adult that knows how to swim.

Kudos to Leonard for saving the child and a huge slap in the face to the woman that lets her kids play near a pool without total, responsible supervision.

Crushaholic
06-13-2011, 02:54 PM
Lockout or not... A woman should not have her child near a pool without adult supervision...by an adult that knows how to swim.

Kudos to Leonard for saving the child and a huge slap in the face to the woman that lets her kids play near a pool without total, responsible supervision.

QFT There are way too many irresponsible parents, in this world...

gunns
06-13-2011, 03:04 PM
Lockout or not... A woman should not have her child near a pool without adult supervision...by an adult that knows how to swim.

Kudos to Leonard for saving the child and a huge slap in the face to the woman that lets her kids play near a pool without total, responsible supervision.

No ****. It doesn't say she couldn't swim, but I assume that's why she stood there screaming. I can't imagine a mother watching her child going under who screams instead of jumping in to save him.

DomCasual
06-13-2011, 03:34 PM
Good for him.

That said, why didn't she jump in herself? And if she can't swim, why is she letting her child play near a pool? The fact that she is impressed that he ruined his cell phone to save her child's life seems a little weird, too.

Maybe there are reasonable explanations. But something seems messed up about the story.

None of that has anything to do with Leonard Pope, though. He did the right thing, and should be proud.

HILife
06-13-2011, 03:39 PM
Lockout or not... A woman should not have her child near a pool without adult supervision...by an adult that knows how to swim.

Kudos to Leonard for saving the child and a huge slap in the face to the woman that lets her kids play near a pool without total, responsible supervision.

That might be a little harsh. We don't really know what happen. It could be one of many reasons the kid was near or in the pool.

bronco militia
06-13-2011, 03:41 PM
easy people.....Leonard Pope probably has a lot of friends that can't swim

DomCasual
06-13-2011, 03:42 PM
easy people.....Leonard Pope probably has a lot of friends that can't swim

Care to elaborate? :)

HILife
06-13-2011, 03:43 PM
easy people.....Leonard Pope probably has a lot of friends that can't swim

THAT"S RACIST!!!!11111!!1!!!11

bronco militia
06-13-2011, 03:43 PM
Care to elaborate? :)

you can't swim either? I thought you were asian

DomCasual
06-13-2011, 03:52 PM
you can't swim either? I thought you were asian

HAHAHA - it takes an Asian to know an Asian!

schaaf
06-13-2011, 03:56 PM
HAHAHA - it takes an Asian to know an Asian!

Damn gooks!!!

OBF1
06-13-2011, 04:30 PM
That might be a little harsh. We don't really know what happen. It could be one of many reasons the kid was near or in the pool.

No, it is not harsh, Comments like yours is the reason so many children die every year in un-needed "Accidents" As a parent you have responsibilities, one is to be smarter than your child and protect them from things that are dangerous to a "Non thinking" child like ending up in a pool when you do not know how to swim or talking a car ride with a total stranger.... Both of these can be tragic/deadly to an unsuspecting child.

If you are not responsible enough to raise a child and protect them from harm, you should not be stupid enough to have children in the first place.

Taco John
06-13-2011, 04:44 PM
Wow. This is an incredible story. Way to go Pope!

It's interesting this happened to another Chief, given the Joe Delaney incident so many years ago. He actually gave his life because he didn't know how to swim. Just jumped out to help, and drowned himself:
Delaney, who was at the time living in nearby Ruston, Louisiana (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruston,_Louisiana),<sup id="cite_ref-Althaus_139_14-0" class="reference">[15] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Delaney#cite_note-Althaus_139-14)</sup> went to Critter's Creeks, an amusement park at Chennault Park in Monroe, Louisiana (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe,_Louisiana), with friends on June 29, 1983 and had encouraged children who were swimming not to go far out in the pond.<sup id="cite_ref-Deriso_2-13" class="reference">[3] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Delaney#cite_note-Deriso-2)</sup> The amusement park has since been closed to the public.<sup id="cite_ref-Deriso_2-14" class="reference">[3] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Delaney#cite_note-Deriso-2)</sup><sup id="cite_ref-CFHOF_6-7" class="reference">[7] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Delaney#cite_note-CFHOF-6)</sup><sup id="cite_ref-Althaus_139_14-1" class="reference">[15] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Delaney#cite_note-Althaus_139-14)</sup> Delaney dove into a pond and tried to save three children who were screaming for help.<sup id="cite_ref-Deriso_2-15" class="reference">[3] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Delaney#cite_note-Deriso-2)</sup><sup id="cite_ref-CFHOF_6-8" class="reference">[7] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Delaney#cite_note-CFHOF-6)</sup><sup id="cite_ref-Althaus_139_14-2" class="reference">[15] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Delaney#cite_note-Althaus_139-14)</sup> The children were floundering in a water hole left by recent construction work.<sup id="cite_ref-Deriso_2-16" class="reference">[3] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Delaney#cite_note-Deriso-2)</sup><sup id="cite_ref-NCAA_13-1" class="reference">[14] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Delaney#cite_note-NCAA-13)</sup> The water hole, which covered two acres (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acres) and was 20 feet deep,<sup id="cite_ref-Deriso_2-17" class="reference">[3] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Delaney#cite_note-Deriso-2)</sup><sup id="cite_ref-Reilly_15-0" class="reference">[16] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Delaney#cite_note-Reilly-15)</sup> was not intended to be a swimming pond but instead to be used to add aesthetics (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aesthetics).<sup id="cite_ref-Deriso_2-18" class="reference">[3] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Delaney#cite_note-Deriso-2)</sup><sup id="cite_ref-Althaus_140_16-0" class="reference">[17] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Delaney#cite_note-Althaus_140-16)</sup> Despite his inexperience in swimming, Delaney tried to rescue the children.<sup id="cite_ref-Vernellis_5-2" class="reference">[6] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Delaney#cite_note-Vernellis-5)</sup><sup id="cite_ref-Sangamino_17-0" class="reference">[18] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Delaney#cite_note-Sangamino-17)</sup> One child managed to get out of the water with no harm and another was taken to an emergency room where he later died.<sup id="cite_ref-Deriso_2-19" class="reference">[3] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Delaney#cite_note-Deriso-2)</sup><sup id="cite_ref-CFHOF_6-9" class="reference">[7] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Delaney#cite_note-CFHOF-6)</sup><sup id="cite_ref-Althaus_140_16-1" class="reference">[17] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Delaney#cite_note-Althaus_140-16)</sup> Police recovered the body of Delaney and one child.<sup id="cite_ref-Althaus_140_16-2" class="reference">[17] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Delaney#cite_note-Althaus_140-16)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Delaney</sup>


Glad to see this one ended with a much happier outcome!

CEH
06-13-2011, 04:47 PM
Nick Ferguson could not swim and took lessons during his last couple years here in Denver.

broncocalijohn
06-13-2011, 05:32 PM
easy people.....Leonard Pope probably has a lot of friends that can't swim

Oh nooo! Just thought of another item for Von Miller's tattoo. Wonder what the emblem would be?

OABB
06-13-2011, 05:34 PM
maybe pope thought it was a piece of fried chicken that fell into the pool?

bronco militia
06-13-2011, 05:35 PM
Oh nooo! Just thought of another item for Von Miller's tattoo. Wonder what the emblem would be?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4a/Diver_Down_Flag.svg/800px-Diver_Down_Flag.svg.png[

broncocalijohn
06-14-2011, 12:05 AM
Ok, hope this one is good enough to add to Von's collection.

Dr. Broncenstein
06-14-2011, 12:35 AM
On a related topic, everyone should read this article. It talks about the easily missed signs of drowning. Do yourself a favor and take five minutes to read it.

http://gcaptain.com/drowning/?10981

mkporter
06-14-2011, 08:53 AM
On a related topic, everyone should read this article. It talks about the easily missed signs of drowning. Do yourself a favor and take five minutes to read it.

http://gcaptain.com/drowning/?10981

Great post, doc. Drowning doesn't happen like in the movies.