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105, 2013

Drukning ser ikke alltid ut som drukning

By | May 1st, 2013|Categories: Water Safety|4 Comments

Translations: – English  汉语 – tiếng Việt – Español – Italiano –  Français – Magyar – Português – română – Deutsch – Suomi – Svenska –  Čeština – Русско -Íslenska – Nederlands – Audio Version Den nye kapteinen hoppet fra dekk, fullt påkledd og spurtet gjennom vannet. Som tidligere badevakt holdt han blikket på offeret mens han skyndet seg rett [...]

2904, 2013

Cape Disappointment – Training Ground for Really Bad Days

By | April 29th, 2013|Categories: Boating Safety, Coast Guard, SAR|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

The crew at USCG Station Cape Disappoint work in a place where heavy seas and surf aren't just possible, they are damned likely. The station's back yard is the Columbia Bar - one of the [...]

2504, 2013

Update: Tough Mudder – Witnesses Describe Rescue as Slow / Disorganized

By | April 25th, 2013|Categories: Opinion, Risk, Water Safety|Tags: , , |11 Comments

(If you were there - please help:  A Call for Videos) A recent article by Andrew Metcalf at Patch includes witnesses describing the rescue efforts (or lack of rescue efforts) after Sengupta’s friends reported that he did [...]

2304, 2013

The Unaccounted-For Variables: Where Tough Mudder Failed

By | April 23rd, 2013|Categories: Life, Opinion, Risk, Water Safety|Tags: , , |53 Comments

I was saddened to hear of the death this past Sunday of twenty-eight-year old Avishek Sengupta, who drowned at a Tough Mudder event in West Virginia. Saddened, but not at all surprised. Tough Mudder is [...]

1903, 2013

CG Remember: Remembering our Fallen Coast Guard Shipmates and their Families

By | March 19th, 2013|Categories: Coast Guard|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

I still remember the first time Sean Lawler called me up to tell me about this guy – Bill Bruns – who decided he was going to run the Keys 100 (in Key West, FL) [...]

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