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  1. #1
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    bradley beach drowning

    Anyone know if this was a surfer?
    www.app.com

    Prayers go out to the family

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    Surfer from Jersey City? Probably not.

    I'm interested to see what "our govt's" over-reaction to these recent drownings is going to be. Mandatory life jackets like "click it or ticket", tax payer sponsored swimming lessons, rip tide awareness training, etc.

    Brings back the whole leash thing.

    'They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.'
    ~Ben Franklin

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    17-year-old kid from north jersey drowned in Long Branch over the weekend too.

    Awful...

    I think of surfing as the opposite of drowning.... what can kill people is what we play in.
    Last edited by LBCrew; May 30, 2012 at 03:51 PM.

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    Im doubting he was a surfer, the news says nothing about a surfboard...
    Last night I saw a Shark River Hills Ambulance race down my street- and I thought, great... someone probably just drowned... it was about 6pm.
    Its very sad, people should really stay out of the water when the lifeguards are not around... why are people swimming anyways? the water is soo cold...
    There is a small group of surfers that comes down to Bradley from Jersey City, but I don't remember a John, in fact I think they where mainly girls... I cant think of a john who surfers Bradley from north jersey at all.
    Maybe WE as surfers have to keep our eye out too- on those who are unfamiliar with the water- current and rips. Its fairly easy to see when some kids are playing in a rip... just whistle them out.
    Sad.....

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    Yep... factors likely to be involved in drownings include...

    people from inland who can swim across a pool don't realize there's a big difference between a pool and the ocean

    the water this time of year is cold enough to slow you down... even take your breath away

    alcohol... especially in those young people who don't know their limits yet, or worse, think they do when they don't

    people who drive for 2-3 hours or more get to the "shore" late in the day, so they stay well past when the lifeguards are on duty to make the long trip in traffic worth it.

    a little 10 sec ground swell can create mini rips, which when the above factors are present, results in...

    panic, loss of consciousness, and drowning.
    Last edited by LBCrew; May 30, 2012 at 05:00 PM.