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#220580 - 09/10/08 06:58 PM Neat story...
RickF Offline
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Amazing rescue at sea...

"Coast Guard Rocks!"

How cool is that!
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#220583 - 09/10/08 07:11 PM Re: Neat story... [Re: RickF]
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I read the headlines of this story yesterday... I didn't know that father and son drifted away during the night!! Wow ,talk about survival! They are alive because they were extremely smart and kept their wits during this whole ordeal. Mostly everyone would have lost it and drown. That's what separate the survivors from the ... ehm, non- survivors. Great story indeed.
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#220584 - 09/10/08 07:18 PM Re: Neat story... [Re: JaimeG]
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Did you read that the young boy was autistic? A very brave and smart young man. What a happy ending that could have easily gone the other way ... too cool!
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#220587 - 09/10/08 07:37 PM Re: Neat story... [Re: RickF]
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Have you hugged your boat/helicopter/the coast guard today?
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#220590 - 09/10/08 07:44 PM Re: Neat story... [Re: RickF]
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Did you read that the young boy was autistic


Yes I did, it's more than remarkable. Interestingly enough, when it comes to survival ,experience and skills is not the determining factor to survive.
There is an article from CNN called "Miraculous survivors: Why they live while others die"
that talks about this:
Here's a snippet:
-- Article --
Gonzales says many of the disaster survivors he studied weren't the most skilled, the strongest or the most experienced in their group.
Those who seemed best suited for survival -- the strongest or most skilled -- were often the first to die off in life-or-death struggles, he says. Experience and physical strength can lead to carelessness. The Rambo types, a Navy SEAL tells Gonzales, are often the first to go.
Small children and inexperienced climbers, for example, often survive emergencies in the wilderness far better than their stronger or adult counterparts, he says.
They survive because they're humble, Gonzales says. They know when to rest, when they shouldn't try something beyond their capabilities, when it's wise to be afraid.
"Humility can keep you out of trouble," Gonzales says. "If you go busting into the wilderness with the attitude that you know what's going on, you're liable to miss important cues."

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/09/08/survive/index.html
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#220592 - 09/10/08 07:46 PM Re: Neat story... [Re: pmbuko]
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Great story! It gave me chills just thinking about something like that happening to a family.
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#220659 - 09/11/08 07:07 AM Re: Neat story... [Re: HomeDad]
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Great story.
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