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Old 25 May 2005, 15:29   #1
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MAIB Report into Rib Accident

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Old 25 May 2005, 15:34   #2
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Extremely sad report Alex.

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It is easy to draw snap conclusions from this report - at a first glance the owner was downright irresponsible setting out in such a craft with no safety equipment or lifejackets etc - on the other hand I remember reading that they had only popped it into the water for a quick test and hadn't intended to go out for the day!!!

All in all a very tragic ACCIDENT and I hope it is sean as that without blame being thrown around.
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I have just returned from the memorial service for Angus and Holly, a very sobering occasion. I was at school with Angus and I remember him as a very responsible and realiable person, he was head of the Mountain Rescue team. I spoke with many people about the accident and they all said that he was a cautious person.
Of course he should have had life jackets and it just so tragic that a quick spin on the Loch turned into such a disaster. He was a very decent human being who made a mistake that cost him his life and that of his daughter along with untold grief for his family. A terrible accident and a chilling reminder that you ignore lifejackets and other safety equipement at your peril.
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A terrible accident and a chilling reminder that you ignore lifejackets and other safety equipement at your peril.
couldnt agree more, the 'just testing the boat' and 'just a quick spin' trips are, i feel, the most dangerous as people don't feel its necessary to take safety measures. always be prepared.
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I dont know the ins and outs of this but it seems to be the same old story.
Like popping out for a paper and not bothering to wear a seat belt. 99% of the time you get away with it but then a culmination of co-incidences end in tragedy. My heart goes out to the family of those involved but at the end of the day if you take a chance no matter how small, it can be fatal
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And lets not forget that the lifejacket isn't just for stopping you from drowning but to speed up rescue attempts as well, by means of it's high intensity colour.
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I dont know the ins and outs of this but it seems to be the same old story.
Like popping out for a paper and not bothering to wear a seat belt. 99% of the time you get away with it but then a culmination of co-incidences end in tragedy. My heart goes out to the family of those involved but at the end of the day if you take a chance no matter how small, it can be fatal
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Very true but all our lives we take chances - usually we get away with them.

To live our lives without taking any chances is not living - you would be so paranoid you would probably die from stress or a heart attack instead!!!

For example how many people actually check their tyres every day? Not only pressures but also inside and outside edges for cuts or nails etc??? Almost nobody!!! And yet those bits of rubber are all that is between you and life and death!!!
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