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Monday, April 21, 2008

Freaque wave in Loch Glencoul

Here's a simple news from BBC News today:
Three sea kayakers have been rescued after capsizing in Loch Glencoul at Kylesku in Sutherland.

The trio were in a party of seven making their way to a bothy just after midnight when they overturned after being hit by a freak wave.

They were rescued by the Lochinver Lifeboat.

However, one of the men was winched onto a coastguard rescue helicopter and taken to Stornoway on Lewis with suspected hypothermia.
Here's a picture of Loch Glencoul:



Now how can such a tranquil, peaceful place in the North Highland of Scotland can still have freaque waves? The best answer is probably another question: Why not?

There's no details about the freaque wave that caused the capsizing. It just happened. Well, the best news is that they were all rescued. Thank God for that.

The truth of the matter is that freaque waves, as always, can be any place and any time, in storm or in calm tranquility, and we really know nothing about it!

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