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Another Death due to rough weather - Torque

Another Death due to rough weather - Torque

Postby CrazyChenski » 05 Nov 2016, 14:18

Unfortunately, we have another kayaker death due to going out on a rough weather like today.

Was reported missing at 10:30, and found dead in water around 11:30.

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/two-d ... siquq.html
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Re: Another Death due to rough weather - Torque

Postby Hammertime » 05 Nov 2016, 14:28

Torquay

Very sad news. The loss of any life is sad, preventable losses are particularly sad.
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Re: Another Death due to rough weather - Torque

Postby inshorebrawler » 05 Nov 2016, 17:43

Yep my wife just gave me devil eyes. My response is unfortunately there are to many uneducated people in this world that do not the respect the water or the dangers that may will occur.
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Re: Another Death due to rough weather - Torque

Postby laneends » 05 Nov 2016, 17:59

Very sad, if that was this morning the prediction was bad, but conditions were less than predicted then suddenly turned bad, that could have caught him out.
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Re: Another Death due to rough weather - Torque

Postby Digger » 06 Nov 2016, 07:40

Hmmmm? 70 y.o.

I think I was wise to pull the pin when I did.
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Re: Another Death due to rough weather - Torque

Postby Hvalross » 06 Nov 2016, 10:55

There are folks who are quite capable at 70 and well over.

One of the resons I did the surf day was to be part of a group that would be watching my performance. I also thought about how I was managing. Right near the end I did a swim both with and againd the flow along the beach.

What I took away was that a surf launch and Portland in particular is not for me now

A person needs to be honest with themselves in this sport. Also above my pay grade are fast flowing rivers, big lakes and timber infested areas.
its been a real bummer realising the constraints I now have, But that still leaves me heaps of venues and opportunities. I also learned never to go into unknown water alone

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Re: Another Death due to rough weather - Torque

Postby Babylon » 06 Nov 2016, 14:18

Hvalross wrote:There are folks who are quite capable at 70 and well over.

One of the resons I did the surf day was to be part of a group that would be watching my performance. I also thought about how I was managing. Right near the end I did a swim both with and againd the flow along the beach.

What I took away was that a surf launch and Portland in particular is not for me now

A person needs to be honest with themselves in this sport. Also above my pay grade are fast flowing rivers, big lakes and timber infested areas.
its been a real bummer realising the constraints I now have, But that still leaves me heaps of venues and opportunities. I also learned never to go into unknown water alone

When my options reduce to most choices being risky I will quit.

That will be a sad day Andrew..
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Re: Another Death due to rough weather - Torque

Postby Hvalross » 06 Nov 2016, 15:19

Babylon wrote:
Hvalross wrote:There are folks who are quite capable at 70 and well over.

One of the resons I did the surf day was to be part of a group that would be watching my performance. I also thought about how I was managing. Right near the end I did a swim both with and againd the flow along the beach.

What I took away was that a surf launch and Portland in particular is not for me now

A person needs to be honest with themselves in this sport. Also above my pay grade are fast flowing rivers, big lakes and timber infested areas.
its been a real bummer realising the constraints I now have, But that still leaves me heaps of venues and opportunities. I also learned never to go into unknown water alone

When my options reduce to most choices being risky I will quit.

That will be a sad day Andrew..


Babylon there is another way to view that day/ time.... I will have had a dip into a sport I never imagined getting into.
And learned the lessons a bunch of generous folks gave freely :thumbsup:
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Re: Another Death due to rough weather - Torque

Postby bunyip » 06 Nov 2016, 16:39

My father died in February this year aged 89, November last year he was still flying his twin engine Navaro.
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Re: Another Death due to rough weather - Torque

Postby placcymarauder » 06 Nov 2016, 17:42

Without taking away from the validity of the above comments, the Advertiser reported today the kayaker was a 47 yr old from Winchelsea. Perhaps the 70 yr old was the man who drowned the day before whilst swimming at the back beach.

Sad for his family regardless.
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