man drowns in sandbridge

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by 252surfer, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. 252surfer

    252surfer Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2010
  2. your pier

    your pier Well-Known Member

    Dec 2, 2013

  3. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
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  4. chicharronne

    chicharronne Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    He was going after a kid who made it back in. There were guys out when this was being filmed. THEY said OBNC wasn't allowing anyone in the water.
     
  5. grainofsand

    grainofsand Well-Known Member

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    Jun 26, 2014
  6. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    The guy was jumping in to save his son. (witness statement) Regardless, this is very sad.
     
  7. DosXX

    DosXX Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2013
    I hate seeing parents allowing their little kids wade out waist deep and fool around in rough surf. A number of times I've walked up to the parent(s) and politely told them that I surf here quite a bit and one needs to be very careful, things can happen very quickly in these conditions, etc. I do it because I consider it the responsible thing to do. I'd feel terrible if I didn't say anything, and the kids ended up drowning. Besides, they may be from out of town and unfamiliar with the ocean. The parents don't get indignant, they thank me but most just continue to let their little kids to play in the rough surf.
    Years ago, when we lived in CA and were at a beach near Mugu Rock, I had to pull a friend's little girl out of the surf. She had fallen down and the undertow was grabbing her. It happened so quickly - 2 seconds at most. I reacted before even thinking about what I was doing. You don't think about it until later.
     
  8. Lipsmacker

    Lipsmacker Well-Known Member

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    Sep 17, 2012
    My friends pulled a guy out today but it was too late. He didn't make it.
     
  9. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    ive been out in rough surf since i was 12 maybe younger provided id been in the since i was like 4.