Over Hill Sailing Club
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
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Re: Coast Guard rescues 4 "sailors" off Charleston...
Surely, injuries so far from help and under the "normal" conditions on a sailboat warrant early action. Bleeding, unconsciousness, broken bones, preexisting conditions, etc. all call for erring on the side of caution. However, risking the lives of the great kids in the CG should not be taken lightly. Every time they set off in a chopper to pluck someone out of the water they are in a great deal of danger. One of those crews, lost just because someone was scared but in no real danger would be a great tragedy.
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.