Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 23-06-2016, 08:57   #76
Registered User
 
powsmias's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Jersey
Boat: Pearson 35 #285
Posts: 253
Re: Father and his kids missing at sea

Quote:
Originally Posted by TxThundr View Post
News announced this morning that the body is that of the daughter - Rebecca Kimberly.
At peace now, after seeing that family photo that miz pea put up it kinda hits harder..
__________________

__________________
www.eddiethelock.com
powsmias is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-06-2016, 09:14   #77
Moderator
 
Don C L's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Channel Islands, CA
Boat: 1962 Columbia 29 MK 1 #37
Posts: 3,243
Images: 27
Re: Father and his kids missing at sea

To hear the first body has been confirmed to be the daughter is absolutely heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers go to the family.

Quote:
Originally Posted by psneeld View Post
Turning in several different directions will lessen that effect quite a bit .....having been in those conditions in many boats in many areas and closely watching some more from a USCG helo ....you can survive nicely when you don't fight the ocean a its worst...be miserable yes, but survive.
Not sure what that means but in a sailboat, in what sounds like breaking, short period, 6' seas, if they had no propulsion or steerage, a drogue or para-anchor would be needed to keep her oriented to the oncoming waves. Without some way to control the boat and keep her from going beam-on to the waves, she'll be continuously smacked broadside, which of course is very dangerous in steep seas.
__________________

__________________
DL
Pythagoras
1962 Columbia 29 MKI #37
Don C L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-06-2016, 09:24   #78
Registered User
 
Cadence's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: SC
Boat: None,build the one shown of glass, had many from 6' to 48'.
Posts: 5,343
Re: Father and his kids missing at sea

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kreef View Post
HOW sad indeed so easily from the bliss of the suns rays upon their sweet faces and the breeze in their hair to the starkness and terror of death .Such is the awful reality of our lives .In one way or another.
My heartfelt condolences to all friends and family of the deceased.May you find strength in the knowledge that they had a happy life together .That they found joy in it .They did experience joy you see .It is not everyone that is born that does.Yachting lets me say that even though I did not know them.Yachting always seems to bring joy .
Bless all of you sweethearts !!!
Better than all the second guessing an I haves.
__________________
Cadence is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-06-2016, 09:27   #79
Registered User
 
psneeld's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Avalon, NJ
Boat: Albin 40 double cabin Trawler
Posts: 1,826
Re: Father and his kids missing at sea

DL.....When I posted that....I was suggesting turning for a better ride BEFORE all that happens......and it IS better on some points if you have that control in most cases.....

Sure...a bazillion "what ifs" and the guy "might no have that kind of experience"......

My point was that if the Gulf is so snotty (believe me there are many places that will rock your socks in 6 footers) at that point, why continue to the point of major failures?....and I posted " in your right mind"....
__________________
psneeld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-06-2016, 09:33   #80
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,105
Re: Father and his kids missing at sea

Quote:
Originally Posted by psneeld View Post
Or not..... booze by itself and in quantities that a person can handle is not always the cause of bad things.
The research is firm, one ounce of alcohol will impair a person. Does not take much to affect judgement and motor coordination. Sure, a lot of folks "function" ok even after several drinks; but in reality they are under the influence. For split second decision making and body movements, any alcohol will slow things down.

But your are correct, some folks go through life drunk and get away with it; even airline pilots at work. Guess it comes down to "do I feel lucky?"
__________________
reed1v is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-06-2016, 09:40   #81
Registered User
 
psneeld's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Avalon, NJ
Boat: Albin 40 double cabin Trawler
Posts: 1,826
Re: Father and his kids missing at sea

Quote:
Originally Posted by reed1v View Post
The research is firm, one ounce of alcohol will impair a person. Does not take much to affect judgement and motor coordination. Sure, a lot of folks "function" ok even after several drinks; but in reality they are under the influence. For split second decision making and body movements, any alcohol will slow things down.

But your are correct, some folks go through life drunk and get away with it; even airline pilots at work. Guess it comes down to "do I feel lucky?"
Yep, simple as that......

Now back to the regularly scheduled program.....
__________________
psneeld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-06-2016, 09:57   #82
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Tampa Bay
Boat: 38' Beneteau Moorings
Posts: 90
Re: Father and his kids missing at sea

on the way to lunch I heard a blurb on news that last night they saw a flare but could not find the source. Looks like there is still hope for the remaining three. If they have jackets on like the girl then maybe we will get lucky.

fingers crossed....
__________________
tikirawker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-06-2016, 10:33   #83
Registered User
 
powsmias's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Jersey
Boat: Pearson 35 #285
Posts: 253
Re: Father and his kids missing at sea

Quote:
Originally Posted by tikirawker View Post
on the way to lunch I heard a blurb on news that last night they saw a flare but could not find the source. Looks like there is still hope for the remaining three. If they have jackets on like the girl then maybe we will get lucky.

fingers crossed....
Hope so as well but doesn't the hypothermia kick in? guessing that that is what led to the girl's fate, since she had a vest on
__________________
www.eddiethelock.com
powsmias is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-06-2016, 10:41   #84
Registered User
 
Cadence's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: SC
Boat: None,build the one shown of glass, had many from 6' to 48'.
Posts: 5,343
Re: Father and his kids missing at sea

How did this get into an alcohol discussion?

Sounds like bad situation and that is it.
__________________
Cadence is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-06-2016, 10:43   #85
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Tampa Bay
Boat: 38' Beneteau Moorings
Posts: 90
Re: Father and his kids missing at sea

Quote:
Originally Posted by powsmias View Post
Hope so as well but doesn't the hypothermia kick in? guessing that that is what led to the girl's fate, since she had a vest on
I'm not an expert but I don't think so.
The water is about 85F at this time of year.
Maybe dehydration?
__________________
tikirawker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-06-2016, 10:51   #86
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Edmond, OK
Posts: 75
Re: Father and his kids missing at sea

I'm holding out hope that the remaining family members are linked together and bobbing uncomfortably, but alive. Sending prayers and positive thoughts to this family and the USCG.
__________________
Tetra is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 23-06-2016, 10:55   #87
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: W Carib
Boat: Wildcat 35, Hobie 33
Posts: 6,824
Re: Father and his kids missing at sea

Quote:
Originally Posted by tikirawker View Post
I'm not an expert but I don't think so.
The water is about 85F at this time of year.
Maybe dehydration?
Takes a very long time to go hypothermic in warm water, but it can be done. A diver died of hypothermia in Belize once after 48 hours in the water. Small build female diver so less body mass...similar to kids.

Without a PFD it is very strenuous to tread water for an extended time, esp in rough seas. Drowning from exhaustion becomes very likely.

Either of these events would likely occurr before death by dehydration.
__________________
belizesailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-06-2016, 11:01   #88
Registered User
 
psneeld's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Avalon, NJ
Boat: Albin 40 double cabin Trawler
Posts: 1,826
Re: Father and his kids missing at sea

Dehydration could be very real and cause death through doing incorrect things to survive...such as causing hallucinations or similar.

If they were getting beat up and sea sick, plus being dehydrated from numerous other reasons such as poor hydration prior to events for quite sometime, then the sea sickness, then the immersion and salt ingestion....etc, etc....

Hypothermia is possible in warmer waters if the air was cool at night and the wave action kept the surface temp to near air temp.
__________________
psneeld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-06-2016, 11:08   #89
cruiser

Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 285
Re: Father and his kids missing at sea

second body?

Coast Guard locates second body in search for missing family | WINK NEWS

http://d7.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/2858246/
__________________
AD28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-06-2016, 11:24   #90
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Lake Belton, TX, USA, Earth: 3rd rock from the Sun
Boat: Vagabond 14
Posts: 422
Re: Father and his kids missing at sea

They narrow the search area based on what they found so far... and follow currents
__________________

__________________
TurninTurtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
kids

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Crew Available: Father/Son combo. Two months open and can share expenses. chrisgreta Crew Archives 12 24-02-2016 15:46
Tribute to a fine gentlemen, father-in-law, and sailor Tatheelrod22 General Sailing Forum 16 08-11-2015 22:39
Catamaran sailor kidnaps his 3 kids Sand crab Multihull Sailboats 22 17-05-2014 11:03
Father Missing Off Madagascar Sad Daughter Cruising News & Events 28 16-03-2013 09:24


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 16:23.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.