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Old 26 May 2020, 09:39   #1
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North Cornwall-Bank Holiday Monday

Am I the only "bored one" who has noticed that there are two deaths and three separate drowning incidents off N. Corwall on Monday, at least two of them involving RIB's?

Surely, somone must have noticed?

Anyone else noticed or involved?
I do hope it's not on someone here, too enthusiastically heading seawards.
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Am I the only "bored one" who has noticed that there are two deaths and three separate drowning incidents off N. Corwall on Monday, at least two of them involving RIB's?

Surely, somone must have noticed?

Anyone else noticed or involved?
I do hope it's not on someone here, too enthusiastically heading seawards.
I saw that in the news - scary and very sad for all concerned


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...coastline.html
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Old 26 May 2020, 10:34   #3
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Puts all the Covid hype into perspective.
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Tragic, always sad to hear of untimely deaths. My sympathies to the families involved.

I don't know the full details of the RIB incidents.

What annoyed me was a a blogger blaming the death of the surfer on theRNLI as they did not have lifeguards on the beach.

It is clearly known the RNLI have not deployed lifeguards so far this year. If individuals chose to surf in waters where there are no lifeguards - for any reason - then they surely need to make that risk assessment when choosing to partake in that activity.
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Tragic, always sad to hear of untimely deaths. My sympathies to the families involved.

I don't know the full details of the RIB incidents.

What annoyed me was a a blogger blaming the death of the surfer on theRNLI as they did not have lifeguards on the beach.

It is clearly known the RNLI have not deployed lifeguards so far this year. If individuals chose to surf in waters where there are no lifeguards - for any reason - then they surely need to make that risk assessment when choosing to partake in that activity.
To make it worse it was an inexperienced surfer paddling out on a large day. Had no place out there.
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Tragic, always sad to hear of untimely deaths. My sympathies to the families involved.



I don't know the full details of the RIB incidents.



What annoyed me was a a blogger blaming the death of the surfer on theRNLI as they did not have lifeguards on the beach.



It is clearly known the RNLI have not deployed lifeguards so far this year. If individuals chose to surf in waters where there are no lifeguards - for any reason - then they surely need to make that risk assessment when choosing to partake in that activity.


Aye itís always somebody elseís fault, never the (inexperienced?) numpty that gets killed.
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