Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:40 pm #1745815
IMCR wrote:Mind you , there were also a few Darwin Award candidates out yesterday . Like the clown who went surfing from Hastings and was rescued after putting the lives of Hastings lifeboat crew and the SAR chopper at risk....
They should’ve ‘kneecapped’ the moron . That would keep him from putting other lives at risk totally unnecessarily..
Just feel I should say as a reasonably keen surfer, that you may well be right, but surfers do go out in some pretty extreme conditions and well within their capability. I have no idea what the conditions on that particular beach were like and whether it was plain crazy. It can be dangerous making judgements whenever we see some doing things that may seem pretty extreme to others.
I think if the surfer has to be rescued by the lifeboat it is reasonable to presume that the surfer is operating outwith his capabilities.