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Old 10 May 2021, 14:34   #1
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RNLI Rescues

I have a feeling they are going to be extra busy this year

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...-fife-57053952
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its inevitable ,the world is filled with idiots.add water and you have a dangerous cocktail.
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its inevitable ,the world is filled with idiots.add water and you have a dangerous cocktail.
That might be a little unfair. I heard the extended version from RNLI so they were wearing wetsuits, and had bouyancy aids, although I bet they were cold. My understanding is that that two of the paddle boarders had gone on board the dinghy and it capsized as a result.

I've been out before from Stonehaven and seen paddle boarders heading down the coast. They don't realise the current outside the harbour bay and if they get tired, then they don't have many options with sheer cliffs.

Anyway - roughly this time last year RNLI called out to deal with a RIB that's possibly out of fuel? Takes all sorts I suppose.
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NO ones suggests banning yachts when a WAFI breaks a mast or looses a 40 year old motor and they keep the orange boats busy too (who are generally always happy to put to sea on a clam warm day and go for a blast ) often round here at least, they are activated by over cautions bino wielding types who would rather a well intentioned false alarm than miss a real one. https://www.facebook.com/SARASharpne...70035426359184
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the french have already given a royal walloping to the British, lets not rub salt
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NO ones suggests banning yachts when a WAFI breaks a mast or looses a 40 year old motor and they keep the orange boats busy too (who are generally always happy to put to sea on a clam warm day and go for a blast ) often round here at least, they are activated by over cautions bino wielding types who would rather a well intentioned false alarm than miss a real one. https://www.facebook.com/SARASharpne...70035426359184


Did someone suggest banning paddle boards?

Oddly people get just as upset about people ďwasting the RNLIs timeĒ as they do when the RNLI decide to close a station because itís so rarely called out!
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Letís not drift into politics or Iíll have more desperate bilge pumping than the RNLI!
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