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originally posted by: Hecate666
originally posted by: Liquesence
a reply to: Hecate666
As was posted and discussed in the other thread, there is NO duty to rescue in Florida.
What you quoted and linked to is, in fact, the statute involving the motor vehicle division, which generally does not cover the general public involving legal duty to rescue someone is distress.
Florida: 316.062 Duty to give information and render aid.
Cocoa Police Chief Mike Cataloupe calls their actions "utterly inhumane and cruel," but says criminal charges won't be filed because state law doesn't require people to help or call 911 when someone's in distress.
"Short of them pushing him in the water, we don't have anything that can hold them accountable on a criminal level,"
Yeah, there was more to my post in the actual link. I didn't fancy pasting the whole page, you had to click the link yourself, sorry about that.
Had you clicked on the link and read you would have seen that indeed you are wrong. Only what I quoted may fit into what you are claiming but there is more. Please go back and check. It covers civil law as well and it covers a whole lot of countries where duty to rescue is an actual law.
Meaning that in a lot of countries people, normal everyday people do have a duty to rescue if they don't endanger themselves.
I also know that Florida isn't mentioned but a whole lot of other states are and the general law on in the US.
I have done nothing wrong at all, only posted a relevant link. Please click it next time before telling me off.
"We were asked to make a preliminary review of the video regarding any potential charges for failure to provide aid," the state attorney's office said. "Unfortunately, there is currently no statute in Florida law that compels an individual to render, request or seek aid for a person in distress. We are, however, continuing to research whether any other statute may apply to the facts of this case."