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    Missing Boaters

    It has been too long now. I feel for their families.

    I have been sailing in horrible weather in the Caribbean, and it is the scariest thing I have ever been through.



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    I hear ya, that is not a good feeling being out on a boat far from shore in really bad weather. I was out sailing once and a huge thunderstorm popped up. 60 knot winds miles from shore with thunder & lightning all around is a little unnerving.



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    re: Missing Boaters

    I had a bad feeling about it when they found the capsized boat with only one of four guys hanging onto it.

    I do remember an episode of Magnum PI where Tom Selleck’s boat capsized and he treaded water for 24 hours before he got rescued by TC in his helicopter. But that was tv.



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    re: Missing Boaters

    Kind of reminds me of Open Water, maybe the worst movie of all time. The sharks got them too.



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    re: Missing Boaters

    synopsis- It's the 4th of July, and Higgins is playing in a polo match, T.C. is taking his baseball team to a professional game, Rick is out with his latest girlfriend on the King Kamehameha II yacht, and Thomas is observing his annual Independence Day tradition of a solitary day at sea -- until his surf ski is capsized in the wake of a recklessly driven speedboat and set adrift. Carried off further and further away from land by the powerful Molokai Channel, Thomas relies on childhood memories of his father's training him to tread water to keep himself afloat as he struggles desperately to stay above water and fend off a menacing shark. As the hours pass, Higgins, T.C. and Rick each have a sixth sense that Thomas is in trouble, and they team up to rescue him. Thomas approaches the twenty-four hour mark in the water recalling his wedding to Michelle and his father's burial -- on July 4, 1951 -- as Higgins scoops him out of the ocean, with T.C. in his helicopter overhead and Rick on the yacht nearby.



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    re: Missing Boaters

    Yeah, I don't think they're going to find them at this point.

    Though its kind of strange that one guy was able to hold on to the boat. He was wearing a life preserver, I wonder if the other guys got theirs on or not.



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    re: Missing Boaters

    Even if they had their PFD's I would think by now they'd be suffering from dehydration and I don't know if they'd still be alive. Even if the current was right and had PFD's and knew which direction to go, I still don't think they could swim 60 miles before giving up.

    I just found it strange that the guy hanging onto the boat said that they got separated from the boat when it capsized. I guess I'd try my hardest to get back to that thing. Assuming those NFL players knew how to swim and weren't knocked unconcious, they should have been able to get back to it.



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    re: Missing Boaters

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    Yeah, I don't think they're going to find them at this point.

    Though its kind of strange that one guy was able to hold on to the boat. He was wearing a life preserver, I wonder if the other guys got theirs on or not.
    supposedly, they were all wearing life jackets. At least, that's what the survivor is rumored to have said.


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    re: Missing Boaters

    not good... not good at all...



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    re: Missing Boaters

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    Even if they had their PFD's I would think by now they'd be suffering from dehydration and I don't know if they'd still be alive. Even if the current was right and had PFD's and knew which direction to go, I still don't think they could swim 60 miles before giving up.

    I just found it strange that the guy hanging onto the boat said that they got separated from the boat when it capsized. I guess I'd try my hardest to get back to that thing. Assuming those NFL players knew how to swim and weren't knocked unconcious, they should have been able to get back to it.
    in rough seas? And we don't even know what the current situation is like. It may have been nearly impossible to get back to the boat, or maybe they were not good swimmers.



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    re: Missing Boaters

    be even tougher for big guys that are all muscle. They tend to sink rather than float.


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    re: Missing Boaters

    Is this seriously a thread title? Even I think that's insensitive.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    Is this seriously a thread title? Even I think that's insensitive.
    From Gernonimous, that is a pretty bold statement.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RyCy04 View Post
    From Gernonimous, that is a pretty bold statement.
    Agreed. If he thinks it's insensitive, you may want to retain legal council at this point.



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    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    Is this seriously a thread title? Even I think that's insensitive.
    It is good to see that the 90's Seattle tree-hugger "I like to cry" sentiment is still alive and well in today's society. Kudos for you.



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