By GuardOtto - 22/07/2010 14:48 - United States

Today, while lifeguarding, I saw someone in the wave-pool who appeared to be drowning. So, I jumped in to attempt to save him. Turns out he wasn't drowning, he only had one arm. He yelled at me. FML
I agree, your life sucks 36 042
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awww poor guy! but good job for attempting a rescue!

hey, if he had really been drowning and you did nothing it'd be a whole lot worse.


awww poor guy! but good job for attempting a rescue!

aww poor him...and sorry for you

aww poor him...and sorry for you

ya hah I feel bad for but atleast you tried

He shoulda kicked your ass you his arm and ten left . You asshole

woah didn't know they have a handicap pool. One armed patrons and a blind lifeguard

it was a fail rescue! I first youre supposed to supposed to yell and ask if they're okay and need help. then you use the ladder approach which does NOT involve jumping in first.... talk, throw, wade, row... etc. what kind of lifeguard are you?? jeez.

Awwww lol You made him cry and embarrassed him Fuck his life

Well someone has to take the lifeguard-who-mistakenly-tries-to-rescue-a-one-armed-swimmer role. It just so happened to be you.

Hopefully when the real thing will happen, you won't think there is one armed guy.

poor one armed guy

damn 1 could you get anyhotter?

where does it say he cried? he just got mad. and uf someone is drowning its best to go by instincts

better to save someone that doesn't need it than to not be a good lifeguard!

a one armed guy came into my work today wearing a bathing suit! ha!

dang 20 you're the blackest person I've ever seen on fml, I had sunglasses on and it looked like it was one of those shadow pictures but when I took them off I could see better but still youre pretty black.

lol nice pic 26

I noticed that too. I thought to myself "didn't it say he cried earlier?"

better safe than sorry right?

it's ok the one armed man probably gets that alot. better that you responded to someone who didn't need it than ignored someone who did.

even if he lost an arm op was concerned for the guys life there should have been a thanking not a bitchfest

You insensitive bitch.

the drummer from Dec leppards only got one arm

by drinking alcohol

was his name bob?

8, babies can drown in a half inch of water. The wave pool by me is about 8 feet deep, so it's possible to drown in.

You did him a favor. He would only have swam in a circle anyway.

# 19 U idiot u learn that in bronze medallion and bronze cross. In nls they teach you that during a dns ( drowning victim) you are supposed to blow your whistle and jump in and not do that bs u said. Some lifeguard you are

19: I've never been a lifeguard (I'm a shitty swimmer), but I took this to mean the guy was underwater and OP saw what looked like a hand waving for help. Kinda hard to ask someone if they're OK if you can't see his head.

should of asked if he's right handed or left handed... cruel. but funny

#28 she's 30. you're 17. what a perv.

AWWW Well, at least u showed u were paying attention :P

... who drowns in a wave pool?

I was imagining one of those HUGE ones like in Water Country, USA or Splashdown Water Park where it can get rather deep and fit hundreds of people in it. Anyone can drown in one of those things.

The one at Knott's Soak City (at least the one I live by) gets 12 ft deep or more. I came close to drowning in it when I was a kid.

haha. i was definitely thinking of this super tiny one i went to when i was a kid. older kids and parents were in there, too, but it barely went up to their waists. so, i guess i'm just not educated in the way of the wave pool.

I almost drowned in a wave pool at Schlitterbahn. Dx

Obviously, I'm a certified lifeguard and this stuff happens all the time!

op don't feel bad. you just doing your job. just keep doing it.

He shoulda kicked your ass with his one arm yu asshole

hey, if he had really been drowning and you did nothing it'd be a whole lot worse.

@8 you would be surprise of how many ppl drowned in a pool. it's water an it depends on how deep the pool is. especially ppl that can't really swim an go to the pool all alone. sit happens in water.

bathing: sit happens.

awkward turtle moment