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Old 13 March 2005, 15:01   #1
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Pair Missing as Boat Capsizes in Loch

By Hilary Duncanson, Scottish Press Association


A major search is under way for a man and a young girl who have gone missing after their boat capsized.

The pair fell out of their rigid inflatable craft shortly after 3pm today at Milarrochy Bay, Loch Lomond.


A Royal Navy helicopter from Prestwick, a police helicopter and Luss rescue boat are all involved in searching the loch.

An underwater search unit from Central Scotland Police is also taking part in the hunt.

A force spokesman said: “There are obvious concerns given the temperature of the water in Loch Lomond.”

A spokesman for Clyde coastguard said the missing girl was thought to be 13-year-old.

But he said the information had come from a third person connected in the incident, who was “not coping very well”.
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Old 13 March 2005, 16:16   #2
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The pair fell out of their rigid inflatable craft shortly after 3pm today at Milarrochy Bay, Loch Lomond.
It's been well documented on the news up here. Apparently, there were 3 of them in the capsize. One swam ashore and raised the alarm, said to the sister of one of the lost folk. The other is a man. There was no mention of the boat being a rib. It is said to have capsized while they were turning and beam on to the waves. The search for the two missing is called off until tomorrow. A jacket has been found. I doubt the loch water will be more that a few degrees so the outcome is looking bleak.
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Old 13 March 2005, 17:01   #3
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4345903.stm

And on a similar note a mother and son were swept off the prom to their deaths in Scarborough. Also a teenage girl is missing.

The sea can be SO cruel - just like life!!!
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This BBC Link gives the lates details on the incident on Lock Lomand:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4346337.stm
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Old 15 March 2005, 11:57   #5
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The Full Story

Just heard from a friend of Angus Buchanan some details of the tragic events. His RIB was not sitting on the trailer correctly and they had gone down to Loch Lomond to float it off and reposition it. It seems that having got it in the water they decided that one quick spin wouldn't do any harm, hence no lifejackets and lack of warm clothing. He was a cautious person and a great guy who made one mistake and paid for it with his life and that of his daughter.
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Which goes to prove that learning by your mistakes is the hard way to do it. Better to not make the mistakes, if possible.

Tragic, it certainly is.
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Everyone makes mistakes - usually they aren't so unlucky. That is why I am always so cautious about pointing blame at people - always put yourself in the other person's shoes.

These days people are always looking for someone to blame. Often a car accident for example is just that - an ACCIDENT - but people are always so ready to point the finger - forgetting that THEY have often done exactly the same thing!!!
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How is this possible?

Hello folks

Well it appears this tragedy did in fact involve a RIB. How is it possible to capsize one so easily? I have thrashed the waves in an overpowered 4m Searider in open sea, conditions far more extreme than possible on Loch Lomond and been feeling pretty safe (but exhilirated !)

Latest reports suggest the wash from another boat.

Any ideas?

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Did it capsize though? from what I have read they were thrown out - unfortunately the end result was the same!!!
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I am always so cautious about pointing blame at people - always put yourself in the other person's shoes.
Really???

http://www.rib.net/forum/showthread....athy#post72215
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