Author Topic: Don't Mess With The Tides!  (Read 94 times)

Offline Max Mallowan

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Don't Mess With The Tides!
« on: 11-02-2018, 11:29:06 »
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  How did they survive this? Dramatic video shows moment
 elderly couple are swept away by stormy seas on French coast
before bystander tries to save them and also gets dragged away
The terrifying incident occurred yesterday on Porsguen beach in Brittany
Winds had reached speeds of 86mph and waves were 5m high
The elderly man, 75, was dragged in first and his wife, 76, ran to save him
She too was sucked under and a passer-by, Olivier Lou ran to help them
The trio were struggling in the waves when another man came to their aid
 Eric Roudaut, 42, rescued the trio before firemen arrived
They were taken by helicopter to HŰpital Cavale Blanche

 

Action around 1:19

http://video.dailymail.co.uk/video/mol/2016/02/09/2374007885617148643/640x360_2374007885617148643.mp4

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Offline Dottie

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Re: Don't Mess With The Tides!
« Reply #1 on: 11-02-2018, 12:27:52 »
What absolute idiots all three of them, obviously I do hope that they are well and alive, but I cannot feel sorry for them doing such reckless things.  They were old enough to know what danger they were putting themselves in!!!
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Offline Jane Marple

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Re: Don't Mess With The Tides!
« Reply #2 on: 11-02-2018, 21:33:39 »
People do underestimate the power of the sea.  We see it all the time down here in Cornwall with the rough tides, and when they get themselves into trouble the lifeboat men have to risk their safety to save others.

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Offline Courtenay

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Re: Don't Mess With The Tides!
« Reply #3 on: 11-02-2018, 23:05:32 »
 :o :o :o Blimey, they're lucky to be alive. That was a very sudden in-rush of water, but the waves had been getting so huge already they should have guessed it wasn't safe to be so close... (I was wondering what utter waste of oxygen was sitting there FILMING the whole thing when he/she could have run to get help, but the article explains it was a disabled friend of the would-be rescuer, so that's more understandable ó although I reckon I'd have been too horrified to even think of carrying on filming after the elderly gent was first knocked over!)

Offline thetidders

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Re: Don't Mess With The Tides!
« Reply #4 on: 12-02-2018, 08:01:52 »
They donít think here on the Wirral either, there is a town called West Kirby on the coast not far away & when the tide is out there is a small island which you can walk to, but people think they can beat the tide to walk back. Often they canít & have to be rescued by the lifeboat.  The incoming tides all around Wirral are fast & dangerous with very strong currents.

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Offline Max Mallowan

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Re: Don't Mess With The Tides!
« Reply #5 on: 12-02-2018, 16:24:52 »
Is that Hilbre Island? I visited there on the way back from work in North Wales with some work colleagues back in the summer of 1989.
I confidently assured them the tide was not coming in for ages and then we got trapped!

My friend Joe was the best man for a wedding later in the afternoon and I had to give him a piggyback and walk waist deep through the water.
He was a big lad at 6"1 so it was quite a task. He had on the suit he was going to wear for the wedding and somehow we got him cleaned up for the service - happy days!
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Offline PuffTheMagicDragon

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Re: Don't Mess With The Tides!
« Reply #6 on: 12-02-2018, 17:46:01 »
To be fair, watching the clip, it was about 1min 20secs before the big wave came in, and Olivier Lou had be standing there quite confidently until that moment. Who knows how long it had been since the last big wave, if at all there was one, so the elderly couple could maybe forgiven for not being aware of the danger?

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Offline Rex Williams

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Re: Don't Mess With The Tides!
« Reply #7 on: 12-02-2018, 23:19:58 »
Never underestimate the power of nature.

Time and tide waits for no one.
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Offline Mudgie

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Re: Don't Mess With The Tides!
« Reply #8 on: 16-02-2018, 01:36:47 »
Rex,
That reminds me overhearing in a pub recently someone who had gone windsurfing at Ynyslas, just about okay he thought in terms of tide, wind and daylight but after a while realised he was in some difficulty and eventually got back to shore but in Aberdovey the other side of the estuary and many miles from his shoes and car.