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Old 25 August 2004, 11:16   #1
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Another sad accident.

I guess even the professionals make mistakes.

Can't hazard a guess as to the cause of this but I would be interested if anyone out there has any more knowledge of this incident.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/m...de/3597508.stm
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Old 25 August 2004, 11:20   #2
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I saw this earlier, interesting that she was a passenger earlier, do they mean she fell out? or was being picked up again?
Well another one for the MAIB I suspect.
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At my local surf beach on the IOW it seems someone has decided to employ a surf rescue bloke on a Jetski. All he does all day is burn around wasting fuel jumping off waves and weaving through surfers. When its choppy someones head could quite easily be be hidden behind a wave. He doesn't ever seem to be watching the swimmers and surfers.

In Newquay they have RNLI beach rescue people but I saw them driving around like nutters in their small inflatable, weaving very fast and very close to swimmers and surfers. Sometimes driving straight towards people and only turning away at the last second. They certainly didn't seem to be doing anything constructive.

I'm certainly not saying all beach rescue people are like this and I hope that what I have seen were only one offs, but it makes you think.

Lets hope the girl is ok.

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I saw this earlier, interesting that she was a passenger earlier, do they mean she fell out? or was being picked up again?
Well another one for the MAIB I suspect.
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I'm not sure. Theres no indication in the report what she was doing in the boat. I'm presuming that she was being given a ride out. That may also be an indication as to why the crew were suspended.

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Erk, how can this have happend? someone clearly hasn't paid attention to where he was going/how he was going there.

Maybe its time to fit all rescue boats with Jet. Or one of these stupid Prop guards...
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I would have thought the outboard would have had a prop gard on like most small rescue boats
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Erk, how can this have happend? someone clearly hasn't paid attention to where he was going/how he was going there.

Maybe its time to fit all rescue boats with Jet. Or one of these stupid Prop guards...
Or better still a different crew!
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Hmmm.... first thing to do if there's anyone in the water at the stern of a RIB with unguarded props is kill the engine.
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Only if the victim has fallen overboard at a slow speed, or sitting still.

I was told to... If the victim falls overboard at high speed on the left side, steer to the right (propellor will face other way) if victim goes overboard on right, steer left, blast away, have someone point at the victim.
Go round and come up behind the victim( against tide or wind, whichever is stronger), slow right down and put into neutral and approach... as soon as someone has hold, kill engine, as soon as they loose sight of victim, kill engine.

Is this to RYA textbook standards?
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Very sad indeed. I do hope the girl recovers ok and I can only imagine what her and her parents have gone through.

and I agree Phil the pros can make mistakes also and hopefully something positive comes out of it apart from a possible witch hunt.

a friend of mine witnessed the death at the soto boat show a few years back while on his boat close by and he still relives what happened there.

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