Texas Heat Takes its Toll

Temperatures reached 100 degrees in Pinebox this past weekend, driving students in search of water recreation. ETU students were in two separate water accidents.

The first occurred at Lake Greystone. Junior Accounting major Tiffany Taylor was water-skiing when a ski hit one of the numerous tree stumps lurking just under the water, leftover from when the natural lake was dammed and expanded. Taylor is listed in guarded condition at the Golan County hospital.

The second accident occurred at the Gateway Apartments swimming pool when a party turned too rowdy. Several witnesses reported that senior Forestry major Hector Martinez claimed that he could breath under water. Martinez is on the ETU swim team and recently placed second in a competition with other Texas universities. Martinez dove under water and reportedly swam laps around the pool for several minutes before eventually coming to a stop. No life guard was on duty, and at first the other partiers did not realize something was wrong.

Martinez was resuscitated on scene and refused further medical treatment. He and several other students were cited with tickets related to under age drinking.

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