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Saturday, August 02, 2014

Swept out to sea


Here are a short list of recent news reports from around the world:
Australia SkyNews July 10, 2014: "The boy was swept into the surf about 1350 AEST on Thursday".

UK Mirror July 10, 2014: "Frantic search for five-yuear-old boy swept out to sea by huge wave during family holiday".

NewsonJapan June 20, 2014: "5 children swept out to sea in Miyazaki; one drowns".

Peninsula Daily News July 5, 2014: "Body of Chimacum girl, 11, swept out to sea by riptide found this morning".

UK News Letter August 1, 2014: "Five children saved as they were being swept out to sea".

It is just a sample showing wha thas been happening. The list is by no means complete. What I am trying to show here is that all these items have one thing in common -- they all carried the words "swept out to sea"! Yes, 4 simple words put together form an unpleasant, sometimes tragic, aspect of life that can happen near the ocean beach and nearshore area, even onboard seagoing ships in the open ocean. These cases were happened recently. Of course there must be cases that happened locally not being reported and available on the internet news system. So when go out enjoy the beaches, be careful, beware, and be alert. Have a safe and enjoyable beach outing!

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