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Old 03 May 2010, 09:51   #1
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Sea cadet dies after falling from ship in Solent

Awful news, I was only taking pictures of all these Cadets up the mast in Gunwharf on Saturday on TS Royalist. They must have left the port Sunday and then this happens.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/h...re/8657813.stm

Whilst all these Cadets were up the mast other team members were carrying out man overboard proceedures alongside for the public to see. I have attached an image cropped so all the Cadets are not shown up the mast but it shows the vessel and also the rescue rib they had to use.
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Old 03 May 2010, 12:25   #2
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sad news, thoughts go the the family
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Awful and very sad news for everyone concerned, especially his family.
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Aggree with all the above thoughts go out to the family and all those onboard at the time. Was out today and saw the police manning the gangway. Lets hope this does not stop the great work they do.
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Yeh, really sad news!
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Tragic that this should happen, it is a great experience for youngsters to get involved in.

I was talking to a PO from the cadets this afternoon and his fear was that the ship will now be scrapped early.
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We were at Gunwharf Keys on Sunday and watched the Sea Cadets in the rigging - really dreadful news......

My family watched them set off.

Terrible loss for his family, I can't imagine what they're all going through.
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Incredibly sad news - I was lucky enough to sail on Royalist in 1975, and the crew then were fantastic as I'm sure they are now.
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Incredibly sad news - I was lucky enough to sail on Royalist in 1975, and the crew then were fantastic as I'm sure they are now.
Used the boat on a number of occasions as a base - hopefuuly this won't put a stop to teh work they do.

Thoughts to the Voluntry Rescue crews involved as well - trying to resus anyone isn't great, youngsters are really hard work to get through, for a long time.
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Terrible news. We're normally very good at keeping them safe, think this is the first recorded Sea Cadet fatality (was having a discussion with a Scout leader about it only a few weeks ago).

Thoughts to the family & friends.
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