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Topic - 90 for a quick sea swim?

Dave B on 03 Jan 2014

Thoughts on this?

Do you think that this was a 'fine' to try to protect the swimmer from their own stupidity ("Wake up your drunken fool, its darned dangerous out there")?

Or a fine because they were drunk and disorderly and needed?

Or a fine because they were going to endanger the lives of potential rescuers.

On a second note, what do you folks involved in professional or volunteer rescue services think when you give advice NOT to do something to a group or individuals and then they do it anyway? What do you feel if it all goes OK and there is no need for your 'services' and what do you feel if you are needed? Does this change if its not necessarily because the activity itself is that dangerous, but if rescue activity is required, then it becomes VERY serious very quickly?

I'll try to answer my own questions in a while after some other people have responded, but I will probably do it anonymously to protect certain parties...

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