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« on: January 18, 2006, 04:22:31 PM »

summary of this last week USCG news:

NC:  crabber missing from crabbing skiff, search called off... presumed dead

Va ocean:  1 dead 2 rescued after boat capsized in 8 ft waves

MD Patapsco river:  tug collides with fishing boat  1 deat 2 rescued

NC coast:  tug sinks, 3 dead, 6 rescued


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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2006, 05:57:32 PM »

GOD BLESS THEM ALL, it's just a reminder how dangerous it is in the witer. not that it isn't in the summer too.
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2006, 06:23:18 PM »

Yeah that accident on the Patapsco....its sad but you have to be very careful around the harbor and the bridges.Its a very busy place for larger vessels..especially in the summer. Sad
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2006, 07:31:13 AM »

Cold water is very dangerous. There's a 50/50 rule about hypothermia...a 50 yr. old man has a 50/50 chance of floating for 50 minutes or being able swim 50 ft. in 50 degree water.

I had "mild" hypothermia when I was in my twenties from wading in ~50 degree water...I had to sit on the river embankment for about a half hour until I regained the feeling and use of my legs. It happened pretty fast and I could hardly haul myself out of the water with just my arms. Cold water is nothing to mess around with. The water temps out there now are in the 40's.
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2006, 09:42:04 AM »

Generally what happens to older people in cold water is that they go into cardiac arrest.
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2006, 01:19:51 PM »

I hear ya.

Believe me I duck hunt and there are times the water is in the 30 degee range and we cut through ice to get to our spots to hunt.  That is a little unnerving.  I always wear neoprene waders they float you.   Also Life vest is a must.  Even latter in the fall in OCt. when I crabbed by myself I wore my life vest.  Call me a whimp, but better to be a live whimp eating crabs than a hardheaded dead person who thinks they were being tough or cool becoming crab bait!!!!  Friend of mine drown duck hunting
wore regular waders and boat capsized and the other 2 wearing neoprene waders floated up and got to land.  Neoprene also insulates when wet.  Buddy's waders pulled him down and that was that.

...Cdog

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