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Man drowns in riptide.

Man drowns in riptide.




A 47 yr old drowned at Holdens Beach NC after going in the water to try and rescue his 11yr, old daughter and her friend who were caught in a rip tide. The children made it out safely but the man did not. So sad, and so many times this happens, the attempted rescuer is the one who drowns. I saw where someone said keep a floatation device with you, swim near lifeguards, and learn to read the water. It happens so often on NC beaches.


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Back in ‘95 a gentleman who was considered a major player in my profession died the same way. Folks, a vacation should not be a one way trip. Please educate the kids and the other adults.


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This is one of the reasons I never go out on the beach without a body board, even if I have no interest in body surfing. If a rescue needs to be accomplished, the board acts as a flotation device for both the rescuer and the rescuee.


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I wish more people would post here to warn the tourists about rip currents, last summer we saw people jumping into the water to save 1 man and a child at cape point and they had nothing. no floatation devices. 2 men with a kayak saved them. for some reason people want to fight the current instead of waiting for the rip to weaken offshore. i know its panic. I almost wish there was a course where you safely put someone in the current and teach them the best way to get out. I know how to get out. I was in one as a child. the tourists ARE NOT reading the signs on how to get out of one!!!


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Ladies and gentlemen, the real Aliphallic:

DevilDog


Really? C'mon, dude, give it a break, will ya please. Your reposting of this filth really put you in the same hog pen. Take it back to P&R, and please know we do appreciate your doing so.


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This is really sad. Take a boogie board with you to the beach. It's really that simple to save a life. People unknowingly go straight out and get into trouble. I'm guessing this family had little ocean experience and paid a heavy price.


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This is really sad. Take a boogie board with you to the beach. It's really that simple to save a life. People unknowingly go straight out and get into trouble. I'm guessing this family had little ocean experience and paid a heavy price.

Greg MD


That adrenaline gets flowing and one forgets - to GregMD point, don't forget. Eons ago, my then 12yo daughter and a bud were floating off shore, treading water, just babbling away, back to the shoreline. Group of us parents just chatting on the beach.... I look up and their little heads are now "dots" ....but I can tell they are still babbling away, backs still to shore. I knew as soon as they looked back, saw the distance to shore, they'd freak. I jumped in, no floatation, and burned it out to them. Totally gassed by the time I reached them. I'd have never survived that today.

On the boogle board, IF you do have to use it (hopefully never) best to find one with a leash that will fit around your ankle...if you really have to scoot, managing a "lose" board or one attached to your wrist will really slow you down.


RE: Man drowns in riptide.




This is really sad. Take a boogie board with you to the beach. It's really that simple to save a life. People unknowingly go straight out and get into trouble. I'm guessing this family had little ocean experience and paid a heavy price.

Greg MD


That adrenaline gets flowing and one forgets - to GregMD point, don't forget. Eons ago, my then 12yo daughter and a bud were floating off shore, treading water, just babbling away, back to the shoreline. Group of us parents just chatting on the beach.... I look up and their little heads are now "dots" ....but I can tell they are still babbling away, backs still to shore. I knew as soon as they looked back, saw the distance to shore, they'd freak. I jumped in, no floatation, and burned it out to them. Totally gassed by the time I reached them. I'd have never survived that today.

On the boogle board, IF you do have to use it (hopefully never) best to find one with a leash that will fit around your ankle...if you really have to scoot, managing a "lose" board or one attached to your wrist will really slow you down.

OceanBlue


Really good advice from Beach Rescue Captain if on unguarded beaches: if you see someone in trouble, know the closest street name, call 911 with location and ONLY if you have the swimming capability and know you can help, grab the closest boogie board… even if it belongs to someone else. More than likely someone nearby will have one. Stay calm and wait for water rescue to arrive. Don’t go in without a flotation device. It can help to buy time and calm the panic.


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Excellent advice - don't go in without a flotation device. Ever see a lifeguard go in without one? I don't think I ever have. They at least take the orange rescue float with them.


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I have a vest like the ones jetskiers wear when I go in the ocean at the Outer banks


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