Coast Guard rescues two men after can...

Coast Guard rescues two men after canoeing accident

There are 8 comments on the Eureka Times Standard story from May 5, 2008, titled Coast Guard rescues two men after canoeing accident. In it, Eureka Times Standard reports that:

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued two men lost in the woods Sunday after a canoeing accident left them stranded for a night, according to a press release from the Coast Guard.

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Humboldt Guy

Eureka, CA

#1 May 5, 2008
Eureka Born

United States

#2 May 5, 2008
Makes me think of the movie Deliverance! Sounds like they were lucky!

United States

#3 May 5, 2008
hey Humboldt Guy, hope you break down next time you go on a trip and get stranded for a night left to your own devices, we'll see if you'll be able to survive.
Sounds like the guys were well prepared and did the right thing. Good job Coast Guard and Sherriff's Department for finding the guys quickly.

Edmond, OK

#4 May 5, 2008
I think these guys did a great job, most of the people that go up there and get stranded do not come back alive. We should all be happy that they made it out safely not harshly criticizing them. Great job to the Coast Guard and Sheriff's Department.

United States

#5 May 5, 2008
Their adventure encourages me. I've always wanted to take a kayak trip from Ruth Dam to Blue Lake. I would like to know where these guys started and how far they got and how long it took them. It must not have been a very good canoe.
McK Guy

Millbrae, CA

#6 May 6, 2008
Well, it's nice they made it out OK, but I'd lean towards Humboldt Guy's assessment......."unexpec ted rapids", come on, with a little asking around these guys would have easily found out that there are a series of waterfalls on the Mad River in the reach they tried to canoe. Also, if you're not familiar with a reach of river you're running and you hear a loud roaring sound ahead of you........stop, get out and investigate what the F#ck is going on, duh!

Arcata, CA

#7 May 6, 2008
seans a dumbass, its true.
ive seen him riding a tandem bicycle wearing whitey tighties and sunglasses.. but he's not an idiot.
i figure leaving too late in the afternoon was his problem. despite the issues they had, they still had the essentials needed to get through the night.
never go out on potawot without the things you need,
and never ride a bike without pants!

San Francisco, CA

#8 May 7, 2008
They had the foresight to carry waterproof matches and space blankets. They spent a reasonably comfortable night in the woods around a fire and walked out the next day. This story could have been about two canoeist dead from hypothermia or drowning. The difference is knowledge and preparation .

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