Man Rescued from Ocean Off Shoreline Park

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Man Rescued from Ocean Off Shoreline Park
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Swift water rescue off 800 Shoreline Drive, a subject is in the water possibly caught by the high tide and reportedly yelling for help.

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Flicka Nov 11, 2018 09:16 AM
Man Rescued from Ocean Off Shoreline Park

Sure, blame the victims. And someone knows for sure rescues are for people who are "high". Really? I've known victims who were trail experienced and had accidents, needing rescue. And that was up to 50 years ago (they weren't "high").

a-1576120419 Nov 10, 2018 01:58 PM
Man Rescued from Ocean Off Shoreline Park

The brave soul who paddled out in the dark and rescued the near dead individual was none othe than mesa resident Randall Kopf

a-1576120419 Nov 10, 2018 01:22 PM
Man Rescued from Ocean Off Shoreline Park

"Far too many rescues..."? Before edhat, Rodger and instant media you would only hear about the tragedies. It is nice to know we have first responders who regularly prevent what could otherwise become tragedies.

a-1576120419 Nov 10, 2018 12:27 PM
Man Rescued from Ocean Off Shoreline Park

Far too many rescues going on in our area. I cannot think of a time in my life where so many folks who head out hiking or our ocean who haven't the slightest idea of what they are doing. Hiking with no water. Hiking with no food. Hiking after dark. Hiking off trail. Surfing/swimming/boating without knowing how to swim. Going in the water after dark. Surfing above their level. I wish I could scream at some of these folks, especially the ones who insist on getting high or taking LSD, and then heading out onto our trails or ocean. These are the folks who got trophies for losing and want everyone else to take care of them when the s**t hits the fan. "Oh, let me get wasted and walk along the cliffs late at night.....what could go wrong?"

Factotum Nov 13, 2018 04:34 PM
Man Rescued from Ocean Off Shoreline Park

Triage determines who pays for the rescue efforts, and who gets it done as a volunteer effort. Yes, you can tell who was foolish and put themselves at risk, and who was genuinely in peril due to an accident. Hiking on a hot day with no water and no other self-preservation preparation versus an accidental a slip and fall with no other extenuating circumstances like being drunk of high. These matters can be discerned after the fact - triage. Know before you go. Be prepared.

a-1576120419 Nov 13, 2018 04:14 PM
Man Rescued from Ocean Off Shoreline Park

Triage can only be done if you are able to be in contact with the person in trouble, for starters. And, everyone is equally capable of putting themselves in what others might consider a foolish situation. Would you not want First Responders to rescue a loved one because they had done so?

Factotum Nov 13, 2018 02:33 PM
Man Rescued from Ocean Off Shoreline Park

Time to seriously triage search and rescue - accidents can happen; but putting yourself into foolish situations and you are on your own. Plan ahead.

mm1970 Nov 13, 2018 01:27 PM
Man Rescued from Ocean Off Shoreline Park

What about tripping and falling while hiking (during the day, on trail, with food and water) and breaking an ankle? Is that an acceptable use of rescue?

a-1576120419 Nov 11, 2018 10:42 AM
Man Rescued from Ocean Off Shoreline Park

We mainly hear more about many of them now because more information is available these days via various sources. There was a time when the only people who would know about a rescue was the rescue team, and maybe someone who reported the need, unless it was something like a shark attack, or an attack by an animal on a trail. And, you don't need to be 'high' to slip off a cliff, or get lost and run out of supplies.

Abc109 Nov 10, 2018 12:32 PM
Man Rescued from Ocean Off Shoreline Park

Nice chip on your shoulder there. Sounds like you "wish you could scream" at pretty much anyone. I take it you personally know that each and every rescue circumstance is a result of getting high or being negligent?

a-1576120419 Nov 09, 2018 11:52 PM
Man Rescued from Ocean Off Shoreline Park

Huh. I was just there after dark this evening. Tide was low, low, low so high tide had nothing to do with this incident. Neither was this a swift water rescue. "Swift water rescue is a subset of technical rescue dealing in white water river conditions. "

a-1576120419 Nov 10, 2018 12:18 AM
Man Rescued from Ocean Off Shoreline Park

The 'water rescue' team is referred to as 'Swift Water Rescue', even if it is rescuing people from apparently calm water. They are trained to rescue in any type of water situation. Stormy seas, and/or white water rapids. And there can be 'white water' in the ocean too.

Mesagal Nov 09, 2018 07:03 PM
Man Rescued from Ocean Off Shoreline Park

Thank you Roger - I live on the mesa and heard a ton of sirens, always a concern with all these fires. You were on it! I hope you are feeling better, Sir, and thank you for all you do for our community.

Roger Nov 09, 2018 07:03 PM
Man Rescued from Ocean Off Shoreline Park

One subject going out in a paddle board Harbor Patrol says the victim might have been in a kayak...3 in the water heading back to the beach...

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