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Old 14-10-2016, 14:17   #91
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Re: 34' Sailboat Capsizes in SF Bay 100 Yards From Marina

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Definitely a Silverton 34 Convertible, circa 1988. Have a look on the interweb.

Same model silverton in this tragedy.

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Re: 34' Sailboat Capsizes in SF Bay 100 Yards From Marina

captgrail wrote, " someone was willing to risk there life to pull that baby out from inside the cabin and start CPR on them before this all came together."

I think that is an important take away from this incident, and an example. Those people who were helping before the "authorities" were there deserve extra credit because they did the right thing in the face of danger, diving in cold water, under a sinking boat that could have trapped him, rescuing the boy, starting the CPR, and also because so many people hold back and do not help others in distress. It just makes an outstanding event, worthy of praise, imho.

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I also think that, while the first responders did a great job, the good samaritans deserve much greater praise. At least the first responders are highly trained (hopefully) and are getting paid for their efforts (hopefully enough to continue providing their services). The samaritans did it on instinct and furthermore did it thanklessly and without milling around as sometimes reported of their landblubbing brethren.
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I also think that, while the first responders did a great job, the good samaritans deserve much greater praise. At least the first responders are highly trained (hopefully) and are getting paid for their efforts (hopefully enough to continue providing their services). The samaritans did it on instinct and furthermore did it thanklessly and without milling around as sometimes reported of their landblubbing brethren.
An opposing argument could be made that the trained first responders deserve much greater praise. After all, they have made a commitment to be thrust into a very wide range of these difficult, often dangerous and sometimes heartwrenching situations on a regular basis whether they are feeling good that day or what else is going on in their lives, not just once in a very great while when they happened to be in the area. Yeah, they get a paycheck for it but not enough to attract many to all the dangers involved if they also didn't have it as a personal priority to want to help out their fellow man every day of their lives.

My point in stating the above is to NOT get into a heated "discussion" about who deserves the MOST praise, but rather to point out how silly it is to engage in that argument. ALL who helped out deserve thanks and credit, because thanks to them ALL, this didn't become unnecessarily tragic. Who deserves "the most" credit? Who cares?!
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