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Old 20 June 2014, 13:42   #351
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Mrs Milligan has been all over Radio Cornwall today. She has donated GBP250k to Cornwall air ambulance, their biggest ever single donation. Our new air ambulance helicopter will be named after Nick and Emily. The celebrity cycle ride from Cornwall to London taking place today hopes to raise another 500k which will be distributed in Cornwall, largely to the RNLI.

These people made a mistake, for which they have paid a dreadful price. Most of us are highly experienced boat users and would probably not have made the same mistake. That does not mean that any of us are immune to making mistakes in other areas of life. So let's not judge this particular incident and feel for this lady who has lost so much and now has the courage to do so much good.
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Mrs Milligan has been all over Radio Cornwall today. She has donated GBP250k to Cornwall air ambulance, their biggest ever single donation. Our new air ambulance helicopter will be named after Nick and Emily. The celebrity cycle ride from Cornwall to London taking place today hopes to raise another 500k which will be distributed in Cornwall, largely to the RNLI.

These people made a mistake, for which they have paid a dreadful price. Most of us are highly experienced boat users and would probably not have made the same mistake. That does not mean that any of us are immune to making mistakes in other areas of life. So let's not judge this particular incident and feel for this lady who has lost so much and now has the courage to do so much good.
Very well said
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Old 20 June 2014, 13:47   #353
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I can understand human error and people make mistakes but failing to attach your kill cord is in my opinion much more serious than something like leaving your mobile phone at work for example.

You get in your boat, you attach the cord before even starting the engine. I remove the cord from my outboard every time I stop the boat so it's impossible to forget because the engine will not start without it.

There are simply no excuses. Accidents like knocking the throttle to maximum can happen at any time, just look at the news it happened recently down here and thankfully nobody was hurt. The skipper said he detached the cord from himself because he was just coming up to the jetty.

I'd love to know why none of these guys were, just so I could understand what sort of mindset you need to be in to be happy you are putting people's lives in so much danger.
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Old 20 June 2014, 13:52   #354
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Shock post....

I totally agree with Mollers

I think tehguy is seeing it from the wrong angle and preaching to the coverted.
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Old 20 June 2014, 13:53   #355
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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?
Andy - I'll do that later this evening if nobody gets their first. I was going to do it this morning but inconveniently i had to do some work - a nasty habit which seems to be happening a lot recently!

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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.
My memory of the MAIB report is not perfect but I seem to recall that the family did routinely use a kill cord, and a momentary lapse was the reason for not doing so on this occasion, rather than systematic incompetence. I'm not sure your 'never do wrong' attitude is actually that helpful.

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These people made a mistake, for which they have paid a dreadful price. Most of us are highly experienced boat users and would probably not have made the same mistake. That does not mean that any of us are immune to making mistakes in other areas of life. So let's not judge this particular incident and feel for this lady who has lost so much and now has the courage to do so much good.
Probably one of your wisest posts for a while! I suspect any of us can fail to connect a kill cord even with experience.
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Heard her this morning.Some lady! All the best to her and her Family.
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Mrs Milligan has been all over Radio Cornwall today. She has donated GBP250k to Cornwall air ambulance, their biggest ever single donation. Our new air ambulance helicopter will be named after Nick and Emily. The celebrity cycle ride from Cornwall to London taking place today hopes to raise another 500k which will be distributed in Cornwall, largely to the RNLI.

These people made a mistake, for which they have paid a dreadful price. Most of us are highly experienced boat users and would probably not have made the same mistake. That does not mean that any of us are immune to making mistakes in other areas of life. So let's not judge this particular incident and feel for this lady who has lost so much and now has the courage to do so much good.
Very nicely put Mollers couldn't have worded that any better, I have seen a new side to you

Tehguy - I think you are preaching to the converted and having watched the BBC interview I think a bit of compassion wouldn't go a miss. Point made move on
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Probably one of your wisest posts for a while! .
I'll try to keep a lid on it.
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I'll try to keep a lid on it.

Aye lad, think of yer reputation😈

To tehguy, put your sanctimonious hat back in its box it doesn't suit you. There but for the grace of god..........


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Mrs Milligan has been all over Radio Cornwall today. She has donated GBP250k to Cornwall air ambulance, their biggest ever single donation. Our new air ambulance helicopter will be named after Nick and Emily. The celebrity cycle ride from Cornwall to London taking place today hopes to raise another 500k which will be distributed in Cornwall, largely to the RNLI.



These people made a mistake, for which they have paid a dreadful price. Most of us are highly experienced boat users and would probably not have made the same mistake. That does not mean that any of us are immune to making mistakes in other areas of life. So let's not judge this particular incident and feel for this lady who has lost so much and now has the courage to do so much good.

Hear hear plus one to that!!


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