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Good grief, how do these clothes get so dirty! 17 year-old Karina Okada stressed in her thoughts. The teenager was kneeling by the river near her house, the sleeves of her light blue shirt rolled up, washing clothes. And after all, I'm the only living in my home! She continued ranting then abruptly grew silent. Her heart was stung with by the re-opened wounds of her heart, of her father dying last year. Karina sighed sadly, gazing up to the blue sky. SPLASH! Something splattered and sent a spray of water everywhere. Karina's cheeks caught a few droplets. "What on earth?" she questioned, releasing a shirt of hers and rising up. There were arms flaying in the air and a head struggling above the rushing river current. Karina gaped. It was a man in the water! And he seemed to be drowning! She heard his coughing sputtering as the man sank underwater, never resurfacing. "Oh no!" Karina gasped, rushing to the stream's edge and diving in. She desperately felt around in the water for the person, but she grasped nothing. She couldn't find him! No, he was going to drown if she didn't get to him soon! Suddenly, her fingers brushed up against something hairy. It was the man's hair! She grasped at it, and soon found the rest of his body. Wrapping her arms tightly around him, Karina pushed them both up to the water's surface. She choked and swam sideways to the shore. Karina shoved the soaked body up onto the ground and hoisted herself over as well. Then she leaned over the person she rescued. "You okay?" she asked anxiously. His chest didn't rise up and down and she noticed no breath coming from his nose or mouth. Panic gushed into Karina's heart. He wasn't breathing! No, he couldn't die! Not in front of her! Not after she just saved him! Swiftly she pressed down with great force on his chest then leaned down, tilted his head back and stating doing CPR. Father had taught her the technique a couple years ago. "Come on!" she pleaded as she came up for air. Don't die, not now! Suddenly, she felt him flinch underneath her...

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