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Old 08-06-2013, 03:42   #31
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Re: Do you pass up dead bodys and leave them stay?

In the case of extreme mountaineering, the deceased are left where they have fallen. As with any sport, inherent risks exist that we accept. I was in the USCG and hauling in floaters was a nasty chore.
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I ain't pulling ANY dead water logged thing onto my boat!
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In the middle 60s, the 120 ft barquentine Ramona, in a squall storm at night in December, came over the reef, and sunk at North Rock Bermuda. First light was calm, she was visible from harbour Radio. we were one of the first boats to her, and passed 2 drowned crew who had tried to swim the 9 miles to shore. Left them for the police as there were still alive crew aboard the exposed gunwale.
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Its easier said than done and trust me on this. Most of us guys have never seen a dead body in the water leave alone one that has been there for weeks...
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Tv boat..

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Hope your fytre posts are inspired by a more hopeful topic.
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Re: Do you pass up dead bodys and leave them stay?

i think i have a solution for this issue.
if i get into bad weather i will put on all of my gold jewelry, when someone sees my dead body in the water they will notice the gold and will have to bring me on board to get all the gold off. not only that, i will inscribe my name and address on the gold so i can be found.... better yet i think i will get a tether
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i will inscribe my name and address on the gold so i can be found.... better yet i think i will get a tether
Solid gold... or just a cheap plated one...
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Solid gold... or just a cheap plated one...
plated gold will dissolve in sea water, pure of course
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A friend of mine found a floater and called the the police who sent out the game warden, he was wondering while they waited what method they would use to recover the body and was totally surprised when they quickly tied a line around the body and towed it off at 2/3kts ! Given the decomposition there could not have been much evidence left after the 4 mile tow ???????????????????
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A friend of mine found a floater and called the the police who sent out the game warden, he was wondering while they waited what method they would use to recover the body and was totally surprised when they quickly tied a line around the body and towed it off at 2/3kts ! Given the decomposition there could not have been much evidence left after the 4 mile tow ???????????????????

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Body found and lost at sea.
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i think i have a solution for this issue.
if i get into bad weather i will put on all of my gold jewelry, when someone sees my dead body in the water they will notice the gold and will have to bring me on board to get all the gold off. not only that, i will inscribe my name and address on the gold so i can be found.... better yet i think i will get a tether
this is why sailors and pirates of ages would wear gold earrings.
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i think i have a solution for this issue.
if i get into bad weather i will put on all of my gold jewelry, when someone sees my dead body in the water they will notice the gold and will have to bring me on board to get all the gold off. not only that, i will inscribe my name and address on the gold so i can be found.... better yet i think i will get a tether
I thought you were going in the direction that the gold would keep you from floating back up
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Takes about 150 lbs. to keep a body down.
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Takes about 150 lbs. to keep a body down.

why would you know such info
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if your anchorage or mooring field is near a popular suicide bridge, you will find floaters ...
On May 22, the sloop Animal rescued a Golden Gate Bridge jumper.
Latitude 38 - 'Lectronic Latitude

As I recall, within the last year or so, "floaters" were found in both Mare Island Strait and the Oakland-Alameda channel.
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