British holidaymaker drowned off Dominican Republic coast (Telegraph.co.uk)Now that's all about what's there to know on what's going on. Of course I was alerted to these news by the word "FREAK"! Was there a freaque wave involved? Who knows? The word only appears in the headlines. Nothing in the detail reporting. I must conclude that this is NOT a case of freaque waves.
A FREAK wave is believed to have claimed the life of a popular mum . . . (Sundaysun.co.uk)
Mum drowns whilst snorkelling on dream Caribbean holiday (Mirror.com.uk)
Freak wave could have killed Carlisle mum-of-three (newsandstar.co.uk)
"A FREAK wave is believed . . ." and "Freak wave could have . . ." characterize the typical media practices. Using the words of "freak" or "rogue" is not merely a media fad. Sadly they really convey a brand of sensationalism that modern main stream media crazes. That applies to UK and US zombie medias alike.
Now here's a personal observation not based on any data or analysis: what do you think were the two most favorable sensational words the US or even the world media types like to use ? ? ? You guessed it! Yes, that would be "FREAK" and "OBAMA".