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Old 30 August 2004, 01:45   #1
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I hate to say 'I told you so', but...

Beware...

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Old 30 August 2004, 01:54   #2
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Hi Keith, I totally aggree they should be banned,they are an accident waiting to happen.
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Old 30 August 2004, 03:17   #3
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Hi Keith, I totally aggree they should be banned,they are an accident waiting to happen.

...and whilst they're at it, why not ban swimming, after all, more swimmers get into difficulties than "floaty toy" people? Oh, and why not ban sunbathers? We know people die from skin cancer. In fact let's just stop people going to the sea-side at all......
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Old 30 August 2004, 05:14   #4
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Ban it yeah right way to go.....Thomas Hamilton...Dunblane....Feel a lot safer now that there are no handguns at all in circulation!
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interesting to see if there were any RLSS/RNLI Lifeguards on the said beaches
inflateable toys are the biggest pain in the backside, for beach lifeguards especially in offshore winds, unfortunately some councils will provide only minimum cover / equipment so they comply with the blue flag award, the Isle of Wight is one of those that provides Lifeguards at Sandown Shanklin and Ryde, th equipment is a surf ski at two beaches and a quad at another, if you go to Poole you will see RLSS and RNLI Lifeguards working side by side and the equipment is far superior, ie jetski's arancia inflateables shore patrols
spread alonfg the beach and all controlled by a control centre superb set up,one of the safest beaches in the country
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Old 30 August 2004, 05:39   #6
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If they ban them the SIB brigade wont be allowed at Skegness !!!

On a serious note if they sold a peice of rope and an Anchor/Weight with these inflatable toys they would be allot safer!

Jono's a bit touchy on this subject as he often likes to play in his toy inflatable canoe of the north wales coast (Lucky the prevailing winds are SW), but jo allways makes sure he's got his arm bands on and a safety line attached.
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Thank god I am not the only one who hates the nanny state and banning things - loved the comments about guns - funny how when they banned handguns crime with them went up!

As to these little inflatables people should use some common sense - if they don't have any then the Darwin laws will get them sooner or later!!!
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Decisions driven by emotion rather that reason. It's a British disease.
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A man died 10 days ago after drifting out to sea on a dinghy near Ingoldmells and trying to swim back.
Don't people know that the safest place to be when you are in danger at sea is on your boat and NOT in the water?
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No people just never learn - they would rather try to swim ashore in raging seas than stay on an island when they get cut off by the tide!

Surely grass growing above high water mark would be an indication they are not going to drown!!!
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