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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

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Originally Posted by SalNichols94804 View Post
http://67.15.208.115/printstory.php?...ySection=Local

Garr died last year.

That's another thing that bothers me about these two...the entire bit about "life threatening actions". What they were asked to do is just normal ocean racing stuff. Maybe I'm immune to it, having been naked under my foulie pants and barefoot on deck at midnight enough times.
Holy crap! Some serious badassery going on in that story:

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Meanwhile, four Air Force reservists were on their way. Stationed at the Kirtland Air Force Base’s Special Operations Squadron in New Mexico, they were in Portland for special training when they got the summons.

The reservists were flown on a MC-130 Coast Guard transport airplane in the middle of the night to the middle of the Pacific Ocean, according to an Air Force statement.

Shortly before midnight, the reservists parachuted 3,500 feet into the pitch-black ocean. After hitting the water, they inflated their Zodiac boat, gathered their medical equipment and traveled about a half-mile to the tanker where Garr was being treated for dehydration.

Once on board the tanker, the reservists inserted a chest tube in Garr’s hemorrhaging lung, gave him medicine and massaged his legs to keep the blood flowing.
Oh, and dude...

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Originally Posted by SalNichols94804 View Post
Maybe I'm immune to it, having been naked under my foulie pants and barefoot on deck at midnight enough times.
TMI.
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