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Old 20-06-2015, 13:34   #1
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British husband in search for wife thought to have fallen overboard on yacht off South Africa - Telegraph

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British husband in search for wife thought to have fallen overboard on yacht off South Africa - Telegraph

Caryl Hill is presumed deceased after falling overboard on watch. Husband was asleep.
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Old 20-06-2015, 13:41   #2
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Afraid this is not going to have a happy ending...
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Anytime I read a story like that I'm torn between feeling so awful for the husband and wondering if.....reminds me of the Natalia Nikolaevna Zacharenko case. Ok, she's better known as Natalie Wood.

It's a reminder if one is alone on deck to always were a life preserver and to have means of notifying if man/woman overboard. I'd suggest everyone think of their man overboard procedures. Worse to me even than her falling in is thinking of her floating and swimming and screaming for the boat to come back.

You're right. It's highly unlikely for there to be anything but a tragic ending to this story.
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No one leaves my cockpit without a life jacket...and shackled to the boat. A friend of mine was on deck when a "freak wave" rolled the boat. He hit the lifeline and grabbed the life line and remained on board but was severely hurt and single handing. Sometimes I tell myself I can go on deck and back. "Its just to free a line." I know better.
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Can that be the same Pete Hill, as in Annie Hill and Badger?
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Re: Woman missing - near Durban

Peter Hill accused of pushing wife Carly off yacht by online trolls says ex wife | Daily Mail Online
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Mods, please merge the two threads.
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Mods, please merge the two threads.
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It's not likely to be just online trolls he has to deal with. The nature of mysterious deaths without witnesses or proof, whether on land or sea, is for law enforcement to investigate the surviving spouse. Obviously that just adds to the horror of an innocent spouse who tragically lost their loved one. However, there are three possible explanations for such deaths-accidental, murder, and suicide. Law enforcement has an obligation to investigate.

I would say from a distance, this has all the characteristics of just being a horrible accident, but that cannot be assumed. As a husband, I can't imagine anything worse that topping an accident off with an investigation. Some investigations are conducted with more sensitivity than others. However, they will look into every aspect of the couple's lives from personal to financial.

The online trolls are easily dismissed as one can mostly avoid them. Law enforcement however can't be avoided or ignored.
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