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Another Rescue at Sea

Raw Video: Coast Guard Aerial Rescue
The U.S. Coast Guard rescues two people from a sinking sailboat more than 100 miles southeast of Atlantic City, N.J. Another person from Detroit was taken from the water but later pronounced dead. The two rescued are in good condition. (Oct. 31)
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Here's a link that doesn't require a subscription:

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No vid, however...

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The U.S. Coast Guard rescues two people from a sinking sailboat more than 100 miles southeast of Atlantic City, N.J. Another person from Detroit was taken from the water but later pronounced dead.
Wow! That's like 1,000 miles!

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Sorry about that. . Here is the link for the video off on AP website.
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Yup...posted about this story several days ago...

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Wow! That's like 1,000 miles!

I hate pressurized alcohol stoves!




(Couldn't resist. Forgive me, Father, and be with the little pygmies in Africa . . . )
In this context, not the funniest.
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True enough (I've been a little punchy lately - another 13 hour day at work today)

Look at it this way - part of the attraction of sailing is the thrill and adventure. If it was without risk it would have much less attraction for most of us.

I lost a good friend (and his wife) in a small plane crash a mile from where I lived. Two years later my best friend killed himself on a restored 1960 Moto-Guzi within a mile of that spot. I'd have to drive past those sites nearly every day. But I could reconcile my grief knowing that they went out doing what they loved and it beat dying by inches in a nursing home or developing a nasty cancer.

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