This in-class exercise is an experiment. Here’s how it will work:
Step 1 Read the article.
Step 2 Select a role card from the “hat”.
Step 3 Create a fake user name and comment below the article here based on the clues on your role card.
Step 4 Once everyone has commented once, you may elect to respond to any other poster. Please use the same character you’ve developed with your first post. Tone, preoccupations, themes, etc. may change with your second post, however.
We’ll then discuss the ways in which we’ve created a meta-story, which further informs the original story.
San Francisco couple drowns trying to save pet dog after it jumped into bay
*Adapted from a DailyMail.co.uk article for educational purpose (Original article by Beth Stebner).
A young married couple boating near Richardson’s Bay drowned after jumping into the water to rescue their German Shepard, authorities said today.
Hank and Sally Frank, both 27, were in a small boat on the bay yesterday afternoon when their dog jumped into the water, police said in a written statement.
According to investigators, Mr Frank first jumped into the water, and was quickly followed by his wife, after he ‘became distressed.’ Neither was wearing life jackets, authorities said.
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That’s when Mrs. Frank leapt into the water to try and rescue her husband.
According to the The San Francisco Sentinel, two jet skiers on the bay heard Mrs. Frank cry for help and were able to flag down a nearby boater, who pulled her from the water.
Another jet ski rider managed to pull her husband onto their vessel and quickly drove him to shore.
Sausalito Deputy Fire Chief Pat Kane told the San Francisco Sentinel that when his crew arrived, Mrs. Frank was being taken ashore.
He told the paper: ‘CPR was in progress by civilians (attempting to revive) that victim, who was then transported to the hospital.’
The San Francisco Sentinel reports that both parties were taken to the nearby University Hospital, where they died within two minutes of each other.
However, their German Shepard, Rosie, was found alive by Detective Bryan Brick and was then turned over to the municipal animal shelter.
Authorities continue to investigate their deaths.