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View Poll Results: what would you do if you were on the beach and saw 2 ppl drowning (no lifeguards)

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  • paddle out and save them!

    39 73.58%
  • wait until its obvious that no one else is going to do anyhing and paddle out to save them

    13 24.53%
  • leave and pretend you didnt see anything. they would have sued you anyway

    1 1.89%
  • yay summertime!!! lets go down the shawre

    2 3.77%
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  1. #21
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    I Would Just Cast Out For The Guy Haha

  2. #22
    this is getting out of hand, i was just checking the waves in belmar, right in front of my face it was happening all over again at 14th ave, someone was almost drowning in front of matisse WTF!!! some people got on it and took care of it, but i think i am going to take one of those free cpr classes, i would rather be prepared to help someone then try to figure it out at a bad time. the more i think about it, the part that freaks me out the most about this is what the person who is panicking could do to you

  3. #23
    I remember about 5 or 6 years ago me and bunch of guys were out surfing till about 630ish when like 6 people got caught in a bad rip inbetween a jetty and almost like an island jetty and when we saw people screaming n **** for help we all paddled in and went to see what was wrong and then paddled out and brought them all back in to safety before the police rescue unit came, lets not talk about their response time lol. But i feel the biggest thing is that people don't know what to do when it hits them and they freak out which is the most common but worst idea ever. Regardless though people shouldnt try n go swim if there is a bad rip period, especially after hours like those retards were doing. But no matter how much you say it, people will never abide by that, they do what they want.

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by JaYbLaZeE View Post
    I remember about 5 or 6 years ago me and bunch of guys were out surfing till about 630ish when like 6 people got caught in a bad rip inbetween a jetty and almost like an island jetty and when we saw people screaming n **** for help we all paddled in and went to see what was wrong and then paddled out and brought them all back in to safety before the police rescue unit came, lets not talk about their response time lol. But i feel the biggest thing is that people don't know what to do when it hits them and they freak out which is the most common but worst idea ever. Regardless though people shouldnt try n go swim if there is a bad rip period, especially after hours like those retards were doing. But no matter how much you say it, people will never abide by that, they do what they want.

    part of it isnt there fault nor does it matter how many times there warned because they don't under stand the whole rip current phenomenon and how dangerous it is and they cant recognize it when its there

  5. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by windswellsucks View Post
    i was talking to two other surfers (one was a car salesman and the other was a landscaper - experts) tell me the people can sue you or if you get to them when they are almost dead and get them on the beach and try to give CPR and fail then u r fuct?
    ive think ive heard of something called the Good Samaritan Law or something like that. basically it protects you from those types of situations where ur helping in a life or death situation. an example would be if someone gets in a really bad car accident and ur driving by. naturally, u would stop and try to help them out to the best of ur abbilities. if u knocked there head tryin to pull them out of the car or failed at CPR or something, they couldnt sue u for trying to help

    back to the question though, i would (and have) definitly swim over to save them. ive only had to do it once fortunately. it was 2 years ago at 52nd in OCMD where a little girl was playin at the waters edge in the shorebreak. of course her mother was talking to someone on the beach and not paying attention at all. i was sponging at the time (yes i do both lol) and saw her get hit by a wave and literally dragged into the water. she obviously couldnt swim cuz she never came up. i paddled like f****** crazy and got to where i saw her go under, reached down, and pulled her up by her leg. thank god i was there, cuz no one saw her go under; it happened in a split second. ive never seen a mother more embarassed.

  6. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by surferboi0911 View Post
    ive think ive heard of something called the Good Samaritan Law or something like that. basically it protects you from those types of situations where ur helping in a life or death situation. an example would be if someone gets in a really bad car accident and ur driving by. naturally, u would stop and try to help them out to the best of ur abbilities. if u knocked there head tryin to pull them out of the car or failed at CPR or something, they couldnt sue u for trying to help

    back to the question though, i would (and have) definitly swim over to save them. ive only had to do it once fortunately. it was 2 years ago at 52nd in OCMD where a little girl was playin at the waters edge in the shorebreak. of course her mother was talking to someone on the beach and not paying attention at all. i was sponging at the time (yes i do both lol) and saw her get hit by a wave and literally dragged into the water. she obviously couldnt swim cuz she never came up. i paddled like f****** crazy and got to where i saw her go under, reached down, and pulled her up by her leg. thank god i was there, cuz no one saw her go under; it happened in a split second. ive never seen a mother more embarassed.

    I hate when I see little kids in the water and their parents aren't watching them - it makes me really nervous.

    If you help someone at the scene of an incident, you are covered legally by the Good Samaritan Laws - it also covers if you start lifesaving procedures, etc. It also covers people like myself or lifeguards, police, EMS, MDs who have licenses, certificates, etc that need to be protected.

    I helped someone in a rip as recently as last week, and I always go over to surfers that have tombstoned, or hit with their boards, bad wipeouts, etc. We are each other's keepers.

  7. #27
    let them drown its called Darwinism

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by atmcracer View Post
    part of it isnt there fault nor does it matter how many times there warned because they don't under stand the whole rip current phenomenon and how dangerous it is and they cant recognize it when its there
    I agree with you to a certain extent, but the thing is that most people wont take the time of day to actually learn about it and listen to lifeguards and people who are trying to keep them safe. Another thing, is with little kids. I also hate when i see them up in the water and their parents being too far away from them. Kids are not expected to understand the whole concept when they are young, but its the parents job to be right there just in case and keep an eye out. And yes if it is that dangerous, don't let them go near the water without you holding onto them as long as you know what your doing.

  9. #29
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    i cant believe no one else picked the bottom answer?!!? COME ON! SHAWWRRWEWEE!!!

  10. #30
    ...leave it to the dude from pa to vote for that one ha ha