TO DEPRESSED TO POST! Do not read if you are happy!
Kelli, had just done her younger sisters hair for her prom.
The Department of Natural Resources said the unrelated accidents happened between the Lake Murray Marina and the Lighthouse Marina on the Richland County side of the lake. Both accidents happened between 10-11:00pm, according to McCullough. The second accident happened about a mile away from the first.
McCullough said four boats and 13 people were involved in the two separate accidents. In the second wreck, two men were in one boat and three in the other. Matthew Howk, 21, died in the wreck, and another man was taken to the hospital with critical injuries, but died overnight, McCullough said.
There have now been eleven boating fatalities in South Carolina this year, but DNR says this is the first fatal boat wreck in Lake Murray of 2010.
Now that you are probably as depressed as I, I bid you goodnight. I'll be up all night, with a Terrified Lab, who sits and stares into a corner, and trembles during Thunderstorms. It breaks my heart, and not even her "Medicine" helps her that much. Maybe I'll take it tonight, and we'll sit, stare and tremble together.
Writing this out helped.... not much, but a little.......
This is the reason I quit Paramedic-ing, and went back to Urgent Care...where the acuity isn't quite as high as the Street, or the ER! I didn't want to see Death any more......I'm getting very soft in my old age.
I used to be a Trauma junky--the worse, the more critical, the better...and I was good! Fact- not Inflated Opinion....it was, and is, what I do best in this world. I miss it like crazy, and yet- I'm terrified by it at the same time now. What changed? I know it was something inside me..something Spiritual-something on a MUCH higher level than I was used to. It's what changed me so dramatically! It's WHO changed me so personally....I wonder why? Did I ask? Did it just happen? One thing I do know-- Happen it did- at least to me! I completely changed from the Inside out! Others noticed it first, then I.... weird huh?
But it sure beats the jaded, hard person I used to be, HAD to be, to handle the Streets! Oh, the jokes that would have flown over this......oh, yes--we would have laughed and cajoled...surprises a lot of people.....but it was: