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Swimming Helmets?

February 12th, 2014

I must have spent five minutes looking at this picture this morning. Police in Surrey, England on rescue patrol amongst the terrible flooding they have been getting there.


Helmets to walk around in a foot-and-a-half of water? Can we assume swimming helmets are the next must have safety equipment for our kids?

And what’s with the 8′ aluminum poles with the primary coloured stripe? Are they expecting to rescue some stranded pre-schoolers, one of whom may have done a crayon drawing of a pointy stick?

Quick, someone throw a pencil sketch of a shark in the water, and watch the freaking out when they realize they aren’t wearing their shark-bite helmets.


  1. Patsplace
    February 12th, 2014 at 16:52 | #1

    The poles are to locate holes and underwater obstructions to travel, the helmets are to protect the head when you miss an underwater tripping hazard and pitch into the side of a building or what have you. Looks like good gear to me.

  2. old white guy
    February 13th, 2014 at 07:41 | #2

    the sky is falling, the sky is falling.

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