Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Woman Struggles to Wash Oil Off Child's Foot

A video uploaded to YouTube shows the effects on one family's trip to a Florida beach. The clip shows oil smeared on a child's foot, and his aunt trying to wash it off.



User name: scottswear
Location: Rosemary Beach, Florida
Date uploaded: June 28
Views: 29
User notes: We're currently staying in Rosemary Beach in the Panhandle of FL. Beautiful beach as always, but this scenario unfolded shortly after our morning walk today. This area of the Panhandle was previously free of oil. It became very clear that this is going to be an issue early on in our vacation. Sure we can go and buy water shoes for my twin nephews to avoid this, but there is a lot to be said for the choice vs. HAVING to wear said shoes to avoid this type of situation. Not to mention the soft sand is half the reason to come to this area... not having the option to enjoy barefoot strolls on the beach greatly diminishes the experience of coming to the wonderfully soft white beaches of this area. And trust me, you don't want me to start on the environmental side.
Click here to watch this video on YouTube.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Too bad there isn't a Swarfega spill!

casey said...

Myself and Youtube Partner Paul Robinett aka Renetto who traveled from Colombus Ohio to cover the Gulf oil crisis with me witnesses many small children playing in the water and walking through thick globs of oil on Pensacola Beach yesterday the smell of the oil was so thick in the air you could not only taste it today myself and another person who went out into the gulf by boat have blisters on out tongues

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