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Old 05 May 2013, 14:44   #11
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Tragic. Very tragic, poor friends, families, and rescuers...
Very Sad..Heard on the Radio A Speedboat 'Flipped' with Two Fatalities
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Old 05 May 2013, 14:49   #12
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Very sad indeed, read the earlier posts and just heard about fatalities on Pirate FM. Was in Padstow yesterday.
Horrific news.
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Old 05 May 2013, 14:50   #13
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Padstow speedboat flips over...

Very sad

BBC News - Padstow speedboat flips over: Two dead, four injured
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Old 05 May 2013, 14:59   #14
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Two lives lost for the sake of a piece of string, what a waste.
Seconded.

Sad and shocked for the innocents onboard.

Incredibly angry at the F**KWIT at the helm who's just killed 2 people because 'it'll be ok, we're not going far' or somesuch lame excuse.
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Old 05 May 2013, 15:47   #15
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I wonder if this was on the Doombar waves? I'm a regular windsurfer there & you can get some big big swells & breakers at certain tides. Its not a place for the inexperienced.
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STATEMENT: PADSTOW SPEEDBOAT INCIDENT
Falmouth Coastguard was first contacted at 15.48 this afternoon reporting that six people had been thrown from a speedboat approximately 1/2 mile off Padstow in the Camel Estuary. It was reported by members of the public that the boat was out of control and had struck a number of those in the water.

The RNLI lifeboats from Rock and Padstow along with the search and rescue helicopters from RNAS Culdrose and RMB Chivenor were sent to the scene. St. Merryn, Newquay and Polzeath Coastguard Rescue Teams have also been involved.

We do not believe at this time any other vessels, kayaks or people were involved in this incident, other than those that had fallen from the speedboat.
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Its called the Doombar for a reason


RIP to those involved & will make me consider any safety concerns on our boat
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Outgoing tide & force3 NW ish = Doombar epic wave conditions & potentially very dangerous boating conditions, the swell can catch you out, as one second there is none next an 8ft breaker is on top of you.
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Very sad indeed, and probably a catalyst for regulation.... Such a shame and unnecessary waste of life, along with eventual reason to licence people even tho accidents will still happen.

Seeing the amount of ribs in the Solent today, especially with children, adults of which less than 50 % were wearing L J's - the water is still freezing cold and you won't last long in it especially if you can't float!
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Tragic news, very sorry to hear about this
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