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There are 4 comments on the WIVB Buffalo story from May 21, 2008, titled WIVB-TV News4 Buffalo, NY |Western New York families mourn trag.... In it, WIVB Buffalo reports that:

Several local families are mourning a tragic accident in Florida. Police say 48-year-old John Larry of Grand Island and 52-year-old Christopher Gugliozza of Tonawanda drowned after getting caught in a rip ...

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Jennifer Evans

Buffalo, NY

#1 May 21, 2008
My condolences to the families of the men, but I have a question, why didn't they get out of the water when they were told to? It is my understanding that to beat a rip current, you have to swim parallel to the shore, and then find an area where it isn't as bad.
A Mom

Buffalo, NY

#2 May 21, 2008
Jennifer Evans wrote:
My condolences to the families of the men, but I have a question, why didn't they get out of the water when they were told to? It is my understanding that to beat a rip current, you have to swim parallel to the shore, and then find an area where it isn't as bad.
I guess right now it really does'nt matter what they were told. My deepest sympathy to all. All of you are in my prayers.
mjk buffalo

Buffalo, NY

#3 May 21, 2008
Jennifer Evans wrote:
My condolences to the families of the men, but I have a question, why didn't they get out of the water when they were told to? It is my understanding that to beat a rip current, you have to swim parallel to the shore, and then find an area where it isn't as bad.
Why don't you find their grieving family members and ask them?? What difference does it make - they lost loved ones tragically and that is what you should be concerned with.
Family Friend

North Boston, NY

#4 May 22, 2008
They were not informed that they were approaching an unsafe area, it was sudden.

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