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Old 06-11-2019, 03:28 PM
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Even in my mid 50's I know I could have done a backstroke and gotten to this kid within a couple or few minutes time. Not one adult could swim out and pull/swim him back in?

http://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/rescu...215124300.html
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The problem in a situation like that is as fast as the wind was blowing you can swim all you want to but it just keeps getting further away. In a fairly strong wind you could keep swimming and never catch up to it. Then what do you do if you do get to it? Tow by hand a large float against the wind? It ain't as simple as you make it sound.
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
Even in my mid 50's I know I could have done a backstroke and gotten to this kid within a couple or few minutes time. Not one adult could swim out and pull/swim him back in?

http://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/rescu...215124300.html
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I feel like they did the right and smart thing. I may have tried to go after him if it was my boy and I'm not a very strong swimmer so the likelihood of me drowning would be pretty high if it took any amount of time.

I'm glad this worked out where everyone will still be at the dinner table this thanksgiving.
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I have seen an adult in a Pink Flamingo, yes that's right, float away and couldn't get back. Surfers and lifeguards had to rescue his ass. Now that's embarrassing.
Another time a paddle boarder went in with a strong offshore wind. He was never seen again. If you don't know the effects of a good offshore wind, you can get yourself in trouble.
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That float was a couple of hundred yards off the beach at best, it had to take them at least a few minutes to get the boat ready and launch it, in that calm sea I'd have reached that float NP. Just judging the distance Vs. time afloat, didn't seem that far out.
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
That float was a couple of hundred yards off the beach at best, it had to take them at least a few minutes to get the boat ready and launch it, in that calm sea I'd have reached that float NP. Just judging the distance Vs. time afloat, didn't seem that far out.
bs, I’d like to see what kind of shape you would be in after quickly swimming 200 yards trying to catch a float drifting further away.
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Yankees, bottom line is the kids safe
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What’s worse a 8yo boy on a inflatable unicorn or a grown man floating in a large pink flamingo?

glad everything turned out ok.
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
That float was a couple of hundred yards off the beach at best, it had to take them at least a few minutes to get the boat ready and launch it, in that calm sea I'd have reached that float NP. Just judging the distance Vs. time afloat, didn't seem that far out.
The sea usually seems calm in close with an offshore wind.
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Report said 1/2 mile

Also- " Someone attempted to swim to the boy’s rescue, which the group flagged as a hazard which could have potentially resulted in an exhausted swimmer drowning."
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Originally Posted by bugnut View Post

bs, I’d like to see what kind of shape you would be in after quickly swimming 200 yards trying to catch a float drifting further away.
#1, when did I ever say "quickly", I recall saying "backstroke". Nice and easy, no panic, just sure and steady, keep the heart rate down, regular breathing. That float sure didn't appear to be 800-900 yards off shore to me.
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Has happened here and happens faster than you would think. A float like that catches a lot of air, hell, it can happen on a raft, but less likely. Around us they use paddleboard for that type of rescue.
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Originally Posted by WPBTH View Post
Yankees, bottom line is the kids safe
Ohio-ites aren't Yankees. They're midwesterners.

I'm qualified to make this declaration; my wife is from Ohio, and I wouldn't marry a Yankee. But they have invaded our coastal shores worse than any other state (but at least they go home).



Also, this is exactly how Wilson was never seen again.
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
#1, when did I ever say "quickly", I recall saying "backstroke". Nice and easy, no panic, just sure and steady, keep the heart rate down, regular breathing. That float sure didn't appear to be 800-900 yards off shore to me.
sounds like you would have been the first rescue at that beach that day.
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
Ohio-ites aren't Yankees. They're midwesterners.

I'm qualified to make this declaration; my wife is from Ohio, and I wouldn't marry a Yankee. But they have invaded our coastal shores worse than any other state (but at least they go home).



Also, this is exactly how Wilson was never seen again.
We are definitely NOT Yankees!!!

Thanks for sticking up for us

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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
#1, when did I ever say "quickly", I recall saying "backstroke". Nice and easy, no panic, just sure and steady, keep the heart rate down, regular breathing. That float sure didn't appear to be 800-900 yards off shore to me.
yeah, nice and easy backstroke 200 yards while it’s moving further away! ok you’re a hero
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Just to clarify, you guys are mostly saying wouldn't try and swim out to help a kid, you'd call in the pros from shore and watch it unfold?

Huh.
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Say what you want, and hind-sight is always 20/20... but positive outcome for that boy, which is good news.
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Originally Posted by Double tyme View Post
Just to clarify, you guys are mostly saying wouldn't try and swim out to help a kid, you'd call in the pros from shore and watch it unfold?

Huh.
yup, the kid is safe on the raft and proper help is on the way.

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