Re: Bad yacht accident: two dead (one rescuer)
Originally Posted by PCP
It seems that after all they are running not one but 3 different inquest not regarding mis-managing the situation but to know why a maritime police died. It turns out that he was wearing a live vest with an automatic system that did not worked when he hit the water. They keep it secret while they were running the inquiries but today come to the public that was the main object of the investigation. He would be probably alive if the life vest had worked properly.
Do they say if it was a manual one or automatic, Paulo?
I know some rescue-people here who don't like using automatic PFDs in case they inflate at the wrong time - but they are taking a risk also that they'll be concious when they hit the water...
From RFC 1925: "(3) With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead."