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Drowning Last night
« on: July 18, 2007, 10:23:19 AM »
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  • A kid, dissapeared into the ocean last night. Search parties went looking into the night. The Hellicopter flew over our house last night at about 9:30pm about 10 feet above the rooftops. Got the whole neighborhood out on the porches to see what the comotion was.

    "A 17-year-old boy was missing last night and was believed to have drowned after lifeguards were unable to rescue him from the surf off Rockaway Beach, the police said. The boy was swimming with two companions about 5 p.m. near Beach 92nd Street when all three swimmers ran into trouble. Although lifeguards were able to rescue two of the swimmers, the police said, the third remained unaccounted for after 9 p.m. The authorities declined to identify any of the swimmers. Thomas J. Lueck (NYT)"


    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0DE4DE1031F930A3575AC0A9629C8B63

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    Re: Drowning Last night
    « Reply #1 on: July 18, 2007, 11:30:43 AM »
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  • WTF!?!?!!  I was right there at about 5ish and didn't notice a damn thing - - no running, no yelling, no whistles.  And I was watching the lifeguard chairs the whole time so I would know when I could go to another spot.  There's something weird about this.

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    Re: Drowning Last night
    « Reply #2 on: July 18, 2007, 11:39:25 AM »
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  • I agree...I was in the water last night around 7pm and didn't see any commotion. I did see a bunch of kids playing along the edge around 9 or 9:30ish.

    WTF!?!?!!  I was right there at about 5ish and didn't notice a damn thing - - no running, no yelling, no whistles.  And I was watching the lifeguard chairs the whole time so I would know when I could go to another spot.  There's something weird about this.
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    Re: Drowning Last night
    « Reply #3 on: July 18, 2007, 12:00:35 PM »
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  • I surfed last night from about 6:15-8:00.  There were bathers in the water and I only saw the PEP come by on the 4 wheeler once as I was getting out.  If there had been a drowning at that spot the parks personnel would have been swarming the place and they most definitely would have been chasing bathers out of the water.  Something is amiss here.
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    Re: Drowning Last night
    « Reply #4 on: July 18, 2007, 12:03:03 PM »
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  • Thats probabaly becuase there wasnt any. People probably didnt even notice. They say the life guards saved 2 of 3 but everyone I talked to yesterday said that they didnt see a thing, no lifeguards running or swimming or whistling or boats. How could it have been that "lifeguards were unable to rescue him from the surf " 1rst of all, there wasnt enough "Surf" to be considered dangerous to any lifeguard. it was almost flat except for the occasional waste high wave that rolled in maybe once every 15 minutes. It wasnt dangerous by any standard & if it was then thats not saying much for our lifeguards. They have paddleboards, access to contacts to the police. I think theyre afraid to say that they didnt notice someone drowned & made this whole "lifeguards were unable to rescue him from the surf " up I dont know. I cant see the whole story either, Im not a subscriber of the waves online service. Also I may be wrong about the time I saw the Hellicopter too, I was at the T&G well after 9pm so it couldve easily been after 10pm last night that we heard 1 hellicopter. no more.

    Also, Dont kow if its related but, Did anyone esle see the Gigantic fin cruising along the shore about 70 yards out last night? what appeared to be about  16 or more inches tall easy & not a Dolphin? got some of the older guys looking at each other with that erie old school knowledgable eye. A few say that it was def one of the ones we dont speak of. I tred to Vid tape it but didnt get it.
    « Last Edit: July 18, 2007, 12:05:44 PM by Psych, OOOOOH!!!!!! »

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    Re: Drowning Last night
    « Reply #5 on: July 18, 2007, 12:10:50 PM »
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  • The 1 helicoptor flew over sometime btwn 9:30 and 10:30 last night. 2 fire engines went uptown about the same time and 1 other police vehicle in the same timeframe. If there was anything else that went by, it was while I was downstairs.
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    Re: Drowning Last night
    « Reply #6 on: July 18, 2007, 12:13:16 PM »
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  • Chopper came by around 10:30.

    I saw the fin and pointed it out to Rich and those guys. It wasn't a tiny lil' fin either. Curious to know what the rest of it looked like.



    Also, Dont kow if its related but, Did anyone esle see the Gigantic fin cruising along the shore about 70 yards out last night? what appeared to be about  16 or more inches tall easy & not a Dolphin? got some of the older guys looking at each other with that erie old school knowledgable eye. A few say that it was def one of the ones we dont speak of. I tred to Vid tape it but didnt get it.
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    Re: Drowning Last night
    « Reply #7 on: July 18, 2007, 12:13:52 PM »
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  • What probably happened is that some kid drowned without anyone noticing and the police made up this bogus story of saving two other swimmers so the city wouldn't look bad.  Probably why they aren't releasing the name of the kid that drowned.  Bummer.

    I didn't see the fin, but I saw a chomped in half blue fish floating around and while I was out by myself in the morning got that creepy feeling.  I just assumed it was me being a wuss, but maybe there was someone hanging around yesterday.  Lots of blue fish to eat around there.

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    Re: Drowning Last night
    « Reply #8 on: July 18, 2007, 12:15:25 PM »
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  • Hey, I have an idea...let's move this thread to the main forum.  Nothing like talk of drownings and big fins to clear out a line-up.

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    Re: Drowning Last night
    « Reply #9 on: July 18, 2007, 12:47:25 PM »
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  • i see sharks in rockaway all the time. they're everywhere.
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    Re: Drowning Last night
    « Reply #10 on: July 18, 2007, 12:51:56 PM »
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  • Well, it is the ocean.  What's that stat, when in the ocean you're never more than 10-15 meters from a shark?

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    Re: Drowning Last night
    « Reply #11 on: July 18, 2007, 12:58:11 PM »
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  • Well, it is the ocean.  What's that stat, when in the ocean you're never more than 10-15 meters from a shark?
    especially in rockaway, and especially at the jetty. in fact, i think the stat is something like, you're never more than 2 or 3 feet from a shark
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    Re: Drowning Last night
    « Reply #12 on: July 18, 2007, 01:20:48 PM »
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  • I always wonder if i'm gonna become the first shark fatality when doing my paddle training

    I have seen a few dark shadows move under me from time to time, so thanks for that little bit of confirmation Tex

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    Re: Drowning Last night
    « Reply #13 on: July 18, 2007, 01:30:25 PM »
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  • Could have been this guys mamma...we cought her on friday!! 



    I was around las tngiht I didnt see anything..

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    Re: Drowning Last night
    « Reply #14 on: July 18, 2007, 04:07:55 PM »
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  • Can we just delete this thread since the article was published three years ago?
    So heavy you can't even pick it up.