Monastery Beach drowning victim ident...

Monastery Beach drowning victim identified as San Jose man

There are 12 comments on the Monterey County Herald story from Jul 6, 2010, titled Monastery Beach drowning victim identified as San Jose man. In it, Monterey County Herald reports that:

A man who drowned Saturday at Monastery Beach in an ill-fated rescue attempt has been identified as William R. Walker, 48, of San Jose.

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Wally

Marina, CA

#1 Jul 6, 2010
Missionary Beach, nicknamed, "Mortuary Beach", has signs posted warning of the dangerous conditions. Either they are not dramatic enough to convey the possibility of dying right there, or perhaps they are not in enough foreign languages to be read carefully. In any event, the name should be changed to"KILLER BEACH", with an explanation on the signs. But in reality, if the beach is open, people will drown.

Since: Jun 10

Pacific Grove, CA

#2 Jul 6, 2010
What a hero he is. His family should be very very proud of him.
Local

San Francisco, CA

#3 Jul 6, 2010
I Believe the correct title is Monastery Beach. The signs are posted everywhere and are rather stern, however maybe it would suit to erect a memorial of those who have lost there lives trying to save the lives of others at that beach as well as an event list with dates and circumstances of fatal events. Or the state of california could invest in a life gaurd or park ranger to stand post and educate people on exactly what can occur if you get to close to dangerous waters and advise people on beaches that may be safer for wading or swimming. What a blessing for the child and her family that they had an angel watching over them and my heart goes out to the family of the hero that risked his life to save others.
angel

San Jose, CA

#4 Jul 6, 2010
Bill Walker is a hero!
rbrtgrdn

United States

#5 Jul 6, 2010
Local wrote:
I Believe the correct title is Monastery Beach. The signs are posted everywhere and are rather stern, however maybe it would suit to erect a memorial of those who have lost there lives trying to save the lives of others at that beach as well as an event list with dates and circumstances of fatal events. Or the state of california could invest in a life gaurd or park ranger to stand post and educate people on exactly what can occur if you get to close to dangerous waters and advise people on beaches that may be safer for wading or swimming. What a blessing for the child and her family that they had an angel watching over them and my heart goes out to the family of the hero that risked his life to save others.
I am so sick of this BS. An angel watching over them? Really? No, a fearless and selfless man saw these people in distress and risked his life to save theirs. Where was his "angel"? Was his angel sleeping or not paying attention? The reality is, this family was very fortunate this man was there. It has nothing to do with angels or blessings.
Native

Monterey, CA

#6 Jul 6, 2010
So many people have died at this beach. Why do people continue to die here? If danger signs are posted, why do people go in the water? Maybe the beach needs to be closed. It truly has been the beach of death.
Floater Bob

United States

#7 Jul 6, 2010
They should close the beach to swimming. How many more lives need to be lost before they do something smart. It's just not safe at this beach for any kind of water activity.
Rest In Peace Brave Hero

United States

#8 Jul 6, 2010
Several years back 3 females from the same family, 3 generations, drown there. The mom was attending a conference at Asilomar and she brought her mom tho watch the grand daughter. They all drowned there. At that time there was talk of putting up a sign that listed names and dates of fatalities to deter people from going into the water. Time passed and no sign like that ever was put up. People will often hang their clothes/towels on the warning signs to go climb into the water. So what is the solution? we sure need one.
Dick

Grass Valley, CA

#9 Jul 6, 2010
People are stupid. They don't heed the warning signs
Jim

Brisbane, CA

#10 Jul 6, 2010
The idea of closing the beach is akin to closing all roads because too many people die in auto accidents. Not a solution.

Since: Jan 09

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#11 Jul 7, 2010
rbrtgrdn wrote:
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I am so sick of this BS. An angel watching over them? Really? No, a fearless and selfless man saw these people in distress and risked his life to save theirs. Where was his "angel"? Was his angel sleeping or not paying attention? The reality is, this family was very fortunate this man was there. It has nothing to do with angels or blessings.
Maybe it would make you less "sick of this BS" if you tried using the word "angel" as a metaphor for "a fearless and selfless man"...
kwm

Patterson, CA

#12 Jul 8, 2010
eleve wrote:
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Maybe it would make you less "sick of this BS" if you tried using the word "angel" as a metaphor for "a fearless and selfless man"...
I have to agree with rbrtgrdn. Where was our hero's angel? He was a nice guy, not an angel.

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