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About 75 bystanders watched as a suicidal man walked into the ocean near Alameda, California. The man's mother called 911, and police and firefighters came but did nothing. Even after the man had drowned, they refused to go into the water. Finally, one of the bystanders went in and retrieved the man's body. Firefighters said they didn't have the necessary training and equipment to rescue the man. Police officials also said they could not risk they safety of their officers.

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