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Old 28 June 2013, 05:08   #341
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Maybe it's gonna be delivered by one of those Black Helicopters hovering over your gaff.....


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Old 20 June 2014, 01:51   #342
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Well done to Mrs Milligan for going to media today talking about how she lost her husband, child and a leg in this incident. She is now raising money for air ambulance/RNLI .
If anyone needs to see the human side of this listen to her words on BBC breakfast. Also suggest this is one of the best safety briefings any school ever needs to show
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Old 20 June 2014, 04:43   #343
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Well done to Mrs Milligan for going to media today talking about how she lost her husband, child and a leg in this incident. She is now raising money for air ambulance/RNLI .
If anyone needs to see the human side of this listen to her words on BBC breakfast. Also suggest this is one of the best safety briefings any school ever needs to show
Yep, she is clearly a very strong person to come through an ordeal like that, I don't think I'd be nearly so mentally composed

You can hear her on BBC R4 iPlayer here (it's near the end of the programme, so skip forward to 02:22:00).

Makes you think.
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Now on BBC with a video - BBC News - Speedboat death wife Victoria Milligan in kill cord plea
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Old 20 June 2014, 06:03   #345
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Quite moving listening to her speak.
She's right. You don't know what's round the corner.....
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having read the accident report when it came out, then seeing her this morning its quite obvious that it was nothing more than a tragic accident - as opposed to a result of recklessness. i was really pleased to see her being interviewed, and she came across very well.
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A very brave lady, makes one realise how trivial our problems are.
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This is a very moving clip and very good reminder on the dangers of not wearing your kill cord. Can we please have the News clip on a sticky so that new members and old can be reminded what can happen?
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Yep, she is clearly a very strong person to come through an ordeal like that, I don't think I'd be nearly so mentally composed
But hopefully you'll never be in the position to do so because you're mentally composed enough to spend 5 seconds clipping a plastic cord to yourself each time you start your boat, because presumably you prefer your family being alive as opposed to dead.

It's so simple, wear your kill cord. Never has such a more simple thing saved lives so easily.

What happened in Padstow was a tragedy but an easily avoidable one.
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But hopefully you'll never be in the position to do so because you're mentally composed enough to spend 5 seconds clipping a plastic cord to yourself each time you start your boat, because presumably you prefer your family being alive as opposed to dead.

It's so simple, wear your kill cord. Never has such a more simple thing saved lives so easily.

What happened in Padstow was a tragedy but an easily avoidable one.
yes and she will live with that for the rest of her life. i ALWAYS use my killcord but funnily enough im human and have appalled myself probably twice by realising that i havent been clipped in. its a momentary lapse that can happen to anyone and of course with equally tragic results. there are however too many who feel they are too big and clever to need one, i dont think this was a result of that though.
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