So you think this blogging gig is easy?

We use a lot of news reported by other media to spark our own ideas, and when our main source of blogging food consists of our own politicians doing what they do, this time of year becomes a bit of a challenge to fill things up for you.

Not that we give up – oh no.  We also enjoy our colleagues in other media dying a slow death trying to fill their pages.

Here’s a good one for you – I especially like the map.  As if it has any true relevance to this hard hitting story:

A man has died after he jumped into a fast-flowing river in a bid to rescue his dog.

The 46-year-old was rushed to hospital this morning with serious injuries after jumping into the water in Newton Abbot, Devon.

The dog escaped without injury after being rescued from the water by members of the public.

The man is the sixth victim of the extreme weather which has swept Britain over the past two days, after two others drowned and three people died in crashes.  


They actually used Google Streetview to provide you with an image of the “river” – assuming it is the right one.

However, I find this map completely over the top


As if this is the sort of news story that needs contextualising to the actual area where the disaster occurred.

The man had apparently been visiting Asda with his family and their three pet dogs when one of the animals went in to the River Lemon near the store.

Witnesses called 999 after seeing him in difficulty in the river.

The man was fighting for life for several hours, but lost his battle this afternoon.

No other family members were hurt in the incident, while all three dogs were unharmed.

Not sure if it is worth a life to try and save a dog.  But then I guess he didn’t expect to drown.


Source:  Daily Mail

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