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I saw a drowning on Surfline today
« on: August 08, 2019, 06:54:15 PM »
I was checking the  Long Sands Beach , Maine Surfline surf cam late this afternoon, and after a minute or two of watching the surf, I noticed someone on a rescue board paddling furiously through the surf. The camera kept switching angles so I had to wait a minute to see the view again and the next view I saw a group of people and a lifeguard bringing what looked like a lifeless body to shore.   Once on the beach I saw them frantically performing CPR and a large crowd gathered around as numerous people began running down to the scene to render help.  Within minutes police and EMT were there.  I couldn't believe what I was watching and felt sick to my stomach and could only pray. I turned it off eventually as it was heart wrenching.

I don't know if this poor person survived or not, but those who gave assistance were amazing.  I can't get these images out of my head and I have been praying that this person is ok.    I haven't seen anything in the news as yet.  So very sad.
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Re: I saw a drowning on Surfline today
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2019, 07:06:49 PM »
Oh man, so sorry you caught that. Hug someone you love and be grateful for another day.

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Re: I saw a drowning on Surfline today
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2019, 07:17:00 PM »
That's rough. I'm praying with you.


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Re: I saw a drowning on Surfline today
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2019, 06:00:22 AM »
Wow Don, that's gotta be a helpless feeling.
Very surreal and haunting, I would imagine..... sad thing to have to witness.

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Re: I saw a drowning on Surfline today
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2019, 06:14:38 AM »
For sure Creek...I read this morning the 42 yr old man died. Really sad and all I could think about when surfing in York this morning. Guy went to the beach on a beautiful day and went for a swim and that was it.  Tragic

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Re: I saw a drowning on Surfline today
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2019, 06:32:28 AM »
Caribsurf, in case the investigators have overlooked it, you might want to notify them about the Surfline video. 

"York police Sgt. John Lizanecz said the drowning remains under investigation. Anyone who may have seen what happened is being encouraged to contact Detective Jamie Robie at 363-4444."

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Re: I saw a drowning on Surfline today
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2019, 09:10:38 AM »
Oh no Don, so sorry for a life lost to early and for your experience of it. But also happy for you empathy. It fills the world and that matters.
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Re: I saw a drowning on Surfline today
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2019, 09:30:14 AM »
Hey Bean, that's not a bad idea since you can rewind the video on surfline.

Marta! how have you been stranger?  Thanks for the nice words. Hope you are great and enjoying your summer with all   kinds of outdoor activities..
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Re: I saw a drowning on Surfline today
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2019, 12:18:16 PM »
Bean I called the York Police Dept, and was amazed they were unaware that there are two surf cams at Long Sands Beach.  I gave them the Surfline link and explained that they can rewind the camera footage to try and see exactly what happened.  They were very appreciative and were going to check it out right away.

good suggestion.
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Re: I saw a drowning on Surfline today
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2019, 12:56:58 PM »
Detective Bean....  8)




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Re: I saw a drowning on Surfline today
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2019, 02:30:51 PM »
Don, That sounds aweful. Glad that authorities are able to look at the video. Hope it helps to see what happened..
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Re: I saw a drowning on Surfline today
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2019, 08:30:59 AM »
ugh horror!  ron, you went to check the cam and found yourself in the midst of a live drowning---wrenching--and left you to thinking--"empathizing" (hey Marta!)--nice that you're human!!

used to check that cam all the time when my daughter went to college in new brunswick---parents' wknd was in the fall--got a few nice sessions there en route
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Re: I saw a drowning on Surfline today
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2019, 08:48:52 AM »
Bizarre and horrible.
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