Rescuers save canoeists from Long Island Sound -- Crime, Law an...

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Three people were rescued from the waters of the Long Island Sound after their canoe overturned Sunday evening off a Stony Brook beach, the Suffolk police said. Full Story
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Not Compassionate

Stony Brook, NY

#2 Mar 31, 2008
stupid is as stupid does.
idiot

Denver, CO

#3 Mar 31, 2008
quote...."None of the four boaters had a life jacket, the police said"

stupid is, what stupid does....
hopefully they learned their lesson.
paul

Fairfield, CT

#4 Mar 31, 2008
Incredible luck that a cell phone was operable after being dunked in salt water. Lets face it, kids at this age will do dangerous things like this for the adreneline rush it gives them. To be honest, I did the same sort of things, some of them far more dangerous. The story has a happy ending, and I wager, these three will have a much more mature understanding about what is fun and what is plain stupid.
Party On

Bronx, NY

#5 Mar 31, 2008
Send them a bill for the 20 thousand dollars this rescue cost US.
Last Man Standing

Ronkonkoma, NY

#6 Mar 31, 2008
They're Darwin Award candidates who got off easy.
Raven

Littleton, CO

#8 Mar 31, 2008
No Life Jackets = No brains.
Matt

Hillsborough, NC

#9 Mar 31, 2008
I bet they don't bother with seat belts, either.
liner

Hicksville, NY

#10 Mar 31, 2008
Matt wrote:
I bet they don't bother with seat belts, either.
Kayaks don't have any.
jenn

United States

#11 Mar 31, 2008
yes, what they did was very very stupid, to not wear life jackets.....but for someone to say here on this board, no life jacket too bad they didnt drown..that is just heartless, rude and mean...they are going to learn and learn in a big way hopefully after this! Thank GOD they are alive.
Beanz The Cat

Stony Brook, NY

#12 Mar 31, 2008
liner wrote:
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Kayaks don't have any.
LMAO!!!!!!
mr stretch

United States

#13 Mar 31, 2008
"Just sit right back, and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip...3 canoeists without lifejackets showed the world just how STUPID they are just how STUPID they are..."
former New Yoker

Upper Marlboro, MD

#14 Mar 31, 2008
paul wrote:
Incredible luck that a cell phone was operable after being dunked in salt water. Lets face it, kids at this age will do dangerous things like this for the adreneline rush it gives them. To be honest, I did the same sort of things, some of them far more dangerous. The story has a happy ending, and I wager, these three will have a much more mature understanding about what is fun and what is plain stupid.
The cell phone probably belonged to the guy in the kayak who didn't overturn.
Necky Man

Brooklyn, NY

#15 Mar 31, 2008
They are extremely fortunate in that they did not succumb to a phenomenon known to experienced cold-weather boaters as the "gasp reflex". When a human being is suddenly immersed in very cold water they have an involuntary reflex that makes them gasp for air, regardless of whether their head is under water or not. That's why kayakers who have any training at all wear wetsuits (or something similar) at this time of the year, and PFDs at all times.

“There's Only One ME!”

Since: Mar 08

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#17 Mar 31, 2008
Party On wrote:
Send them a bill for the 20 thousand dollars this rescue cost US.
Well said!! Instead of raising taxes, the Counties should bill back for the cost of peoples own stupidity. We would have a slush fund!!
Morons

Hillsborough, NC

#18 Mar 31, 2008
Evening, COLD, no life jackets.... And we the Tax payers have to pay for their rescue. PATHETIC.
peter

Lebanon, NH

#20 Mar 31, 2008
paul wrote:
Incredible luck that a cell phone was operable after being dunked in salt water. Lets face it, kids at this age will do dangerous things like this for the adreneline rush it gives them. To be honest, I did the same sort of things, some of them far more dangerous. The story has a happy ending, and I wager, these three will have a much more mature understanding about what is fun and what is plain stupid.
I totally agree with you 100%.
Salvatore

Brooklyn, NY

#21 Mar 31, 2008
Morons wrote:
Evening, COLD, no life jackets.... And we the Tax payers have to pay for their rescue. PATHETIC.
You said it all....Our TAX dollars at work. This type of rescue (although stupidity rules here) is covered. No reason to charge extra, it's a "paid for" service.
Lorin

Hamilton, Canada

#22 Mar 31, 2008
That's nice "hi, I know you just nearly drowned but here is a ticket for not wearing life vests" lol.
revolt

Ridgewood, NY

#23 Mar 31, 2008
liner wrote:
<quoted text>
Kayaks don't have any.
i believe he was talking about cars

“That's Un-Possible!”

Since: Jan 08

Brookhaven Hamlet, Long Island

#24 Mar 31, 2008
So....
What all you people are saying is because it might take a few extra tax bucks out of your pockets, we should have just let them drown???

Give me a break!!! Taxes are taxes no matter how theyre spent

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