Originally Posted by utsao
Late to the melee; LOL I suppose I should eat a can of beans before I head out on the water as to help search teams find my body for burial?
I shouldn't bother IIWY. I spent/wasted several days helping look for the body of a young chap who had drowned while "swimming" beside a pontoon at the local harbour. He stayed submerged for 10 days and was found by divers. Marine life can quickly perforate the abdomen and thus prevent buoyancy building up. He was a very distressing discovery for the divers and his family were never allowed to see him.
FYI, the lad drowned in the company of friends. The lifeboat arrived about 20 minutes after he was lost. It took well over 200 people 10 days to find him. When I see people arguing about life jackets, I always remember him..
Currently there are two shore fishermen missing here, lost in different incidents in the past two weeks. Despite extensive
searches, no bodies have been recovered.