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Old 26-11-2013, 09:25   #1
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Man Overboard!!

Recent article from the Seattle Times:

"Crews rescue 2 who fell out of sailboat

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Two people have been rescued from frigid Puget Sound waters after falling out of a sailboat.

Seattle Police Det. Renee Witt said Saturday that two people fell off the boat before 4 a.m. and were unable to get back on board. Other people in the boat threw ropes and life jackets to help them stay afloat, but Witt says the people were in the water for a while before friends decided to call 911.

Crews transferred the two people to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of possible hypothermia."

Sounds pretty cold!!
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Old 26-11-2013, 10:17   #2
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I think a title including the word "rescued" would cause less alarm to people perusing the list of thread titles, and thinking there is currently a search going on for a MOB.
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Old 26-11-2013, 10:21   #3
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Re: Man Overboard!!

My hubby posted this on another forum about MOB, really good info.

http://www.boatus.com/foundation/fin...L%20REPORT.pdf
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Old 26-11-2013, 10:30   #4
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I think a title including the word "rescued" would cause less alarm to people perusing the list of thread titles, and thinking there is currently a search going on for a MOB.
Wow…if I was trying to work to get a person who had fallen overboard rescued, the last thing I would do would be to come post on CF.
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Old 26-11-2013, 10:36   #5
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My hubby posted this on another forum about MOB, really good info.

http://www.boatus.com/foundation/fin...L%20REPORT.pdf
Thanks for the post. I'll add that to my library.
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Re: Man Overboard!!

Thank you Ocean Girl for posting John's report. I haven't had time to read it all but it sure looks interesting. Always room to learn in these circumstances.

I was thinking that the first thing in the OP's post that should have been done was to call 911, however having called them myself I know how frustrating they can be and how time consuming they are. Unless you have a free crew member to handle the call I'm sure that all hands would be/should be focused on getting the in water crew back on board.
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My guess is that this was a situation in which the swimmers' condition was deteriorating over time— what started as an inconvenience turned more serious as the victims' ability to help themselves diminished quickly, tiring in heavy, wet clothing and losing body heat precipitously quickly over a very few minutes.

Once they were little more than dead weight, unable to assist in their own rescue, the call happened.
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Re: Man Overboard!!

Thanks for the report Steve. I'd never want to be in that water any time of the year. Going overboard here in Hawaii is traumatic enough.

I harness up more often than I used to when I was in my 30s. (Never used them then.) I truly don't want to go over.

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Recent article from the Seattle Times:

"Crews rescue 2 who fell out of sailboat

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Two people have been rescued from frigid Puget Sound waters after falling out of a sailboat.

Seattle Police Det. Renee Witt said Saturday that two people fell off the boat before 4 a.m. and were unable to get back on board. Other people in the boat threw ropes and life jackets to help them stay afloat, but Witt says the people were in the water for a while before friends decided to call 911.

Crews transferred the two people to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of possible hypothermia."

Sounds pretty cold!!
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Old 26-11-2013, 20:42   #9
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Wow…if I was trying to work to get a person who had fallen overboard rescued, the last thing I would do would be to come post on CF.
I thought someone heard of a current search and rescue mission going on and put it out in case someone is passing by in nearby waters.
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Re: Man Overboard!!

Puget Sound's water temp in Summer is ~48 deg. F. That's cold, there. It may well be colder in winter. So, of course the rescuees ability to help themselves back aboard decreases quickly.
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Thanks for the post. I'll add that to my library.
2nd that, thanks OG!
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