Teen goes missing in effort to save b...

Teen goes missing in effort to save boy, 11

There are 2 comments on the KATU-TV Portland story from Mar 10, 2008, titled Teen goes missing in effort to save boy, 11. In it, KATU-TV Portland reports that:

A 16-year-old boy remained missing Sunday after he apparently went into the ocean a day earlier to try to rescue an 11-year-old struggling in the heavy surf at Gleneden Beach , authorities said. via KATU-TV Portland

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Pak31

Bolingbrook, IL

#1 Mar 10, 2008
Why are kids that young allowed to go out into such rough waters????? I think it's a sad story but if you don't want to die, don't go surfing or swimming in heavy surf. Or am I not understanding this story correctly??
Jab

Hood River, OR

#2 Mar 10, 2008
It's not so much that they are "allowed to swim" in this water. It is more likely that they were wading and taken by surprise by a sneaker wave.

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