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Hero of the year?

Postby Toby » Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:56 pm


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Re: Hero of the year?

Postby irwe » Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:31 am

Interesting how both victims instinct was to grab onto the bar.

I once had to rescue a panicking downed kiter 400 m offshore in large waves in Barbados.

Luckily I was just strating to learn to Kite with a surfboard and had a leg leash on at the time.
As a trained Lifeguard Rule # 1 Is don't put yourself in danger. # 2 Don't allow the victim to grab you.

I was able to calm down the panicked Kiter. Push my surfboard to him and get him to hang on to it and Body Drag back to shore with my Leg Leash attached to the surfboard.

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Re: Hero of the year?

Postby Slappysan » Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:01 pm

This video is from 2014 and there are way better versions available to watch than shitty facebook

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Re: Hero of the year?

Postby Toby » Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:49 pm

Slappysan wrote:
Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:01 pm
This video is from 2014 and there are way better versions available to watch than shitty facebook
thx, I exchanged it !

I wasn't sure if I saw it before...thought I saw something similar with just one person being rescued.

Anyway, good reminder of what can happen ...

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Re: Hero of the year?

Postby ieism » Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:36 pm

I can tell its an old video because in '21 the title would have been: "Skinny dip gone wrong, almost died because he grabbed my rod"

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Re: Hero of the year?

Postby kitelife » Sat Aug 28, 2021 7:13 am

ieism wrote:
Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:36 pm
I can tell its an old video because in '21 the title would have been: "Skinny dip gone wrong, almost died because he grabbed my rod"
LOLLLL if it’s not bullsht drama it’s not news and ratings.


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