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Couple starve to death on stolen Yacht

Fugitive British couple who 'led champagne lifestyle' may have starved to death on stolen yacht | Mail Online

Actually they probably died from dehydration long before they starved to death.

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Fugitive British couple who 'led champagne lifestyle' may have starved to death on stolen yacht | Mail Online

Actually they probably died from dehydration long before they starved to death. I say the same thing about flying.
Never came close to starving or dehydration on a flight.

Doesn't sound like they new how to sail, and went to see because they liked canapes and Champagne. Doesn't sound like the coastal voyage lived up to their expectations. The interesting part is most of the comments in the article expressed sympathy for the people.

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Wow! That's a nutty story. At first I thought it was some other dude I came across on another site. What a lousy way to kick.
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While the story is odd but interesting, The article leaves out a lot of facts.

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He seems to be a busy man. What's he like at parties?
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He seems to be a busy man. What's he like at parties?
Gets plastered and tries out his mating displays on all the women. Huxley has to bring him home in a wheelbarrow.

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When you get on a boat and go out to sea you better have a strong will to survive. The same kind of will when you go hunting into the forest. Which I use to do without a compass or a map... always made my way back to my vehicle every time. But then I guess that is a strong sense of Direction.
But when you are offshore for awhile. You better know how to feed yourself and obtain water when your tanks are dry... And it is the latter part that may have did them in. You need water and in hot climates you need it everyday.

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Gets plastered and tries out his mating displays on all the women. Huxley has to bring him home in a wheelbarrow.
Oh THAT guy. Yeah I remember him. Came to last year's Christmas party dressed as a tortoise. Drank gin and root-beer all night and ended up doing some whacked out bird calls while humping an end table. Jeez what a loser.

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Well, if you're going to starve or dehydrate to death , I suppose it's a more pleasant death in shorts and a polo shirt, aboard a beautiful sailboat with a great view, rather than propped up next to a dumpster, wearing some dirty, sweat-stained clothes, in some back alley off of Wall Street.

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