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Old 29-01-2014, 18:12   #61

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Re: Lack of Respect for the Sea

Originally Posted by Suijin View Post
It happens everywhere there is water.

I used to live in DC and fish on the Potomac river, close by the District. Every year about 6 or 7 people die in that part of the river, despite a forest of signs warning them that what looks like placid water is not. For example, there is one stretch, under Chain Bridge, where the river narrows to less than 100 feet, but the depth plunges to 80 feet. Jump in there and there's a good chance you won't come up until you're a quarter of a mile down river due to the hydrodynamics of the currents.

Even the most innocent looking stretch of water can be lethal.
I used to fish under chain bridge. Concur. also up near Great Falls which has many deaths over the years. Its can be a dangerous place.
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