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Re: Do you wear a life jacket?

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Originally Posted by miatapaul View Post
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Does not really make sense. I could see being injured, and even drowned if a huge wave hit you while tethered. Unless the tether actually failed, or the attachment point failed. It does not really go into detail, my guess would be that he had to reach something that was out of reach of the tether when trying to get the downed mizzen mast off the boat and disconnected the tether. A real shame.
Here, a better description of the accident:

"We broached the boat at one point, we lost the skipper overboard at that point. He was on the helm, he was tethered on, and he clung onto the back of the boat, and we caught another broach, and at that point, when we came up, at that point John had gone overboard....He said injuries and damage to the 17.5m ketch prevented the survivors from making a thorough search for their friend...Mr Blackman was wearing foul weather gear and a harness with an attached inflatable system when he was lost overboard. ''

'When we came up John was gone' - World - theage.com.au

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Paulo
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