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Monday, September 01, 2008

Happened at Middle Cove beach, Newfoundland

The following concise news this morning in the GlobalandMail tells another onshore freaque waves encounter, this tiem happened to the Middle Cove beach of Newfoundland:
MIDDLE COVE, Nfld. — Two adults and two children were taken to hospital as a precaution after a giant wave hit Middle Cove beach in eastern Newfoundland.

Sudden large waves swept up the beach about 8:30 p.m. Sunday and pulled several people into the water.

One witness said several dozen people were enjoying a bonfire on the beach when a giant wave came out of nowhere and rolled them over.

People ran for higher ground and strangers helped keep each other from being carried out to sea.

The St. John's Regional Fire Department and local fire department responded to the scene.

There were no serious injuries and police say everyone on the beach at the time is accounted for.

As one who's not familiar with Middle Cove beach of Newfoundland, I found the above picture from here. What a beautiful place to visit. Thank God for "no serious injuries" and "everyone on the beach at the time is accounted for". But "a giant wave came out of nowhere and rolled them over" is unmistakably shown that what had happened was an onshore freaque wave. Again it's the saying that it could happen any time and at any place. We don't know where, when, how or why it happens. This time it happens way up north of Atlantic in Newfoundland.

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