Drowning at the Inlet?

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  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 19,736 AG
    That does not sound good....

    I did not see any choppers nor did I see any local rescue boats headed that way this AM....Normally I see / hear something....especially the CG Dauphene helicopter... It usually flies straight up the beach.
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    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • Lunch Money SurfLunch Money Surf Posts: 1,031 Officer
    I've played through the scenario in my head, what I would do if I ever fell off the South Jetty... my answer is drop all my sh__ and float until the tide quit pushing me then swim to shore... but of course that tide could take you all the way to Monster Hole... if you could start heading south once past the tip you'd stand a chance but gawd does that water rip through there... with all your gear on and dodging all the lines it would certainly be challenging...
  • gandrfabgandrfab Posts: 20,094 AG
    I fell off the south side of the south jetty at Ponce.
    I got cut up but didn't need stitches.
    Never went back, beach or boats after that fall.
    :BUNNY gestapo

  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 19,736 AG
    I've played through the scenario in my head, what I would do if I ever fell off the South Jetty... my answer is drop all my sh__ and float until the tide quit pushing me then swim to shore... but of course that tide could take you all the way to Monster Hole... if you could start heading south once past the tip you'd stand a chance but gawd does that water rip through there... with all your gear on and dodging all the lines it would certainly be challenging...

    Very scary...

    My son fell in ( was pushed actually) off the L dock... I was not there, my wife was there with a friend. He was like 4 or 5 years old...If it wasn't for some fisherman who waded out to his neck and grabbed him...it could have gone bad... outgoing can rip there...
    The FD does its "swift water rescue" training there... Oddly, My son is now a member of that team.... :grin

    In thinking about it...Maybe grab lines..... hope they don't hook you too bad.... :shrug
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    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 9,979 Admiral
    duckmanJR wrote: »
    Very scary...

    My son fell in ( was pushed actually) off the L dock... I was not there, my wife was there with a friend. He was like 4 or 5 years old...If it wasn't for some fisherman who waded out to his neck and grabbed him...it could have gone bad... outgoing can rip there...
    The FD does its "swift water rescue" training there... Oddly, My son is now a member of that team.... :grin

    In thinking about it...Maybe grab lines..... hope they don't hook you too bad.... :shrug

    i'll take the hook in the hands and hope the guy is using strong line lol.
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  • Lunch Money SurfLunch Money Surf Posts: 1,031 Officer
    If anyone pushed my son off the L dock I don't think there would be an L dock left

    Ouch! on self hooking!

    I'd be more scared they'd think I was a boat and throw sinkers at me LOL
  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 9,979 Admiral
    If anyone pushed my son off the L dock I don't think there would be an L dock left

    Ouch! on self hooking!

    I'd be more scared they'd think I was a boat and throw sinkers at me LOL

    of course if it was a circle hook, it'd never bite and i'd be swept out to sea to drown...stupid circle hooks.
    People use statistics the way a drunk uses a street light, for support rather than illumination.
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 19,736 AG
    If anyone pushed my son off the L dock I don't think there would be an L dock left

    Well, According to the wife...it was a 7 year old that did it...so....:grin
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
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