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Sunday, February 24, 2008

One more sad beach story

It's freaque waves again. What else? This news just in from from South Africa with the headline "Freak waves hit Durban beach" as
One man drowned and 18 others had to be rescued after being swept into the sea after a freak wave hit the main beach on Sunday.
The article described it as "Unexpected waves" since

It appears that, with the rising tide, a set of waves unexpectedly swamped the beach, sweeping 19 bathers wading in ankle-deep water off their feet.

All are rescued except
lifeguards and police doing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on a man of about 40, but without success.
So even in the ankle-deep water, the unexpected onshore freaque waves still sadly took away one life unnecessarily on this otherwise nice Sunday afternoon on the beach.

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