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Re: Ocean kayak rescue
From the linked article: "A friend of the man told the Coast Guard he’d left Monterey May 30th attempting to make the voyage of nearly 2,400 miles to Honolulu in a kayak with a solar panel that charged his electronic equipment.
The solar panel malfunctioned on Saturday and the man turned back to California, but sent out the distress call when he couldn’t find his way back."
I guess that this guy relied too much on his electronics and not enough on things like compass and map. When his electronics failed, he panicked to the point of calling in the cavalry because he could not get back, let alone going forward to Hawaii.
Yes, it is deeply sad, but not one bit funny.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.