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Old 04-02-2012, 14:50   #1
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CBS Documentary on Missing Sailor

I stumbled across this (as one does) on YouTube. Apparently, it's airing this evening (Sat. Feb. 4) on CBS's 48 Hours.



I won't be able to watch it, but does anyone know the real story? Is it set in Indonesia?

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Old 04-02-2012, 15:20   #2
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No, the San Blas islands in Panama. This was an unfortunate incident last year with two cruisers being killed by a person operating an illegal business running people from Columbia to Panama. He lost his boat on a reef and killed two others for their boats to continue his operation.

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Why would you think Indonesia, when "Caribbean" is mentioned and "Panama" is shown clearly in the video???
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Because they mentioned pirates and the short shots of the people in the canoe looked vaguely Indonesian to me. There aren't a lot of Meso-Amerindians in downtown Toronto for me to judge.
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No, the San Blas islands in Panama. This was an unfortunate incident last year with two cruisers being killed by a person operating an illegal business running people from Columbia to Panama. He lost his boat on a reef and killed two others for their boats to continue his operation.

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Thanks, that clears it up. It reminds me a bit of the case where the Canadian sailor was shot in front of his niece in, I think, Guatemala.
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Re: CBS doc on missing sailor

That trailer is just tripe and the latitude38 link is not working for me for some reason. Any other non-FOX/CNN-sensationalist-docudrama style info on this? Curious.
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That trailer is just tripe and the latitude38 link is not working for me for some reason. Any other non-FOX/CNN-sensationalist-docudrama style info on this? Curious.
Hi, there's a whole bunch on Panama Guide. I believe the gentleman in the video is the same guy who did the investigative reporting and wrote the articles for that site.

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Additional Details On The Death of Douglas Gene Michalowski in Panama - Panama Guide
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Hi, there's a whole bunch on Panama Guide. I believe the gentleman in the video is the same guy who did the investigative reporting and wrote the articles for that site.

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Additional Details On The Death of Douglas Gene Michalowski in Panama - Panama Guide
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That trailer is just tripe and the latitude38 link is not working for me for some reason. Any other non-FOX/CNN-sensationalist-docudrama style info on this? Curious.
Frankly, the "tripe" factor is what prompted the initial query. It looked like "reality show" production values, with lots of time-eating repetition and rhetorical speculation, which frankly I don't care about.
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