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Old 01-06-2018, 09:26 AM   #1
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Video shows couple dragged away by stormy seas on Porsguen beach, Brittany | Daily Mail Online
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Not real impressed with their rescuer. He just about did nada. Sorry. That was mean. Maybe he was elderly as well.
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I agree with Firstbase, about the "rescuer". Still, he did help somewhat. That couple is very lucky, indeed. Situational awareness is important all the time.

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Old 01-06-2018, 11:16 AM   #5
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At the beginning of the video you can see a huge wave cresting way out by the rock in the distance and track it coming in by how 'jumpy' the waves are and how long the "pull back" lasts before the wave rushes in. Too bad nobody knew it was coming...
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Old 01-06-2018, 11:24 AM   #6
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Not real impressed with their rescuer. He just about did nada. Sorry. That was mean. Maybe he was elderly as well.
I am going to give the rescuer credit for waiting for the right opportunity to offer assistance rather then just reacting and becoming part of the problem.
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I am going to give the rescuer credit...
More so than the person filming!
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I am going to give the rescuer credit for waiting for the right opportunity to offer assistance rather then just reacting and becoming part of the problem.
Like I said, I'm being mean. Easy to sit here and watch after the fact and say what he should have been doing. Of course I would have immediately chased them out into the water throwing caution to the wind, thrown both over my shoulder and hauled them to safety lickety split. Probably would have given them CPR whether they needed it or not. Right. I should be a little ashamed. After looking at it again I bet he was not familiar with the ocean or waves and hadn't a clue what to do or when the next one was coming. After it was clear for 10 seconds or so he did go out but didn't seem strong enough to help them up. Leads me to think maybe another elderly guy. Glad they are ok though. Nasty event for them.
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More so than the person filming!
Yes, he was a big help too huh? Seems to be the way though. If you are videoing something it is ok to keep up the video and not help out. Like somehow the video is as or more important than what is going on. See that on the news as well.
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The article states the person filming was disabled.
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Even more proof that I'm mean. May even be drifting into "idiot" territory. Didn't read the article....just watched the video.
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More so than the person filming!
The camera appeared to be stationary to me. Owned by the rescuer? Sorry skipped over the disability post. I take it back.
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The camera appeared to be stationary to me. Owned by the rescuer? Sorry skipped over the disability post. I take it back.
No problem...assumptions are running amock anyway
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