A drunk Florida man tried to "teach" his 5-year-old son how to swim by allegedly throwing him in the Atlantic – and then proceeded to make backflips from a nearby jetty when the boy struggled to stay afloat, police said  After being arrested, John Bloodsworth – a 37-year-old from Daytona Beach – claimed that he "would imprison to be awesome".
Local officials told the Daytona Beach News Journal that no lifeguards were on duty at the time and there was a moderate risk of rip currents. Swimming in the area where Bloodsworth had passed away had been banned due to its proximity to the pier, officials said.
However, Bloodsworth told police that he "couldn't imagine a better place to teach his son to swim," according to News Journal.
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He had been with the boy on Monday night, drinking beer, when witnesses saw them both going into the water. Bloodsworth later claimed that he did not endanger his child by "teaching him to swim". The boy grayed out when police picked him up from the water.
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Bloodsworth was burdened with the exacerbated abuse of a child resulting in physical / mental injuries, disturbing poisoning and swimming within 300 meters of the pier. He was allegedly released from prison after sending $ 1,500 bail.
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