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Old 02 July 2011, 16:31   #1
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Not good

First thought was I hope it's no-one on here, ultimately that makes very little difference. Condolences to family and friends.

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Old 02 July 2011, 16:50   #2
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No, not good at all, very sad and tragic

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Old 02 July 2011, 17:02   #3
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Ah crap - I heard Belfast CG talking to some of the Redbay guys today - it all makes sense now. Small community/group of boaters...
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Old 03 July 2011, 02:26   #4
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Very sad indeed.
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Very sad news, and condolences to the family concerned.

Not a nice time for Belfast CG and the SAR teams either, however much you've done you always go home asking if there was that little more you could have done or should you have planned the search slightly differently - even if you know it wouldn't have changed the outcome.
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Old 03 July 2011, 06:03   #6
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If what I'm hearing is correct, most of the crew on the recovering ILB would have known the casualty personally - so yes, a hard day.
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We went into Cushendall on that and saw the local ILB launch, liase with the offshore boat, and go on up the coast. We were then up at Rathlin the next morning. Very sad to see a Redbay there, sitting alone and empty. Very plaintive and doleful.
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