Originally Posted by Kraken999
Details of this heartbreaking incident will emerge in the media soon. I was on a marine patrol this afternoon on the South Coast when I heard the incident in Padstow unfold on the radio. It was distressing enough to listen to and my heart goes out to those directly involved and those from the RNLI, Ambulance crews, SAR Helicopter crews, Harbour Authority staff and my colleagues who had to deal with the incident not to mention any who may have had to witness it unfold. Bank Holidays in Padstow are always busy.
In the meantime if you are going out this Bank Holiday or anytime for that matter PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE WEAR YOUR KILLCORD.
I couldn't agree more. The Kill cord is pictured hanging from the console in the follow up video (end of) basic power boating skill. Wear kill cord, also check before departure it actually works!
Also bloody hard to regulate against this kind of stuff, its called seamanship. Kinda like seatbelts in cars / talking on mobile phones - its regulated but basically ignored by thousands.
I wonder how experienced this chap was from London? all the money in the world, cant buy experience on the sea.