Skip to comments.2 Maine hikers rescued but drive to ocean deaths
Posted on 07/24/2013 6:20:07 PM PDT by redreno
ROQUE BLUFFS, Maine (AP) A pregnant Maine woman and her friend visiting from Pennsylvania got lost hiking and were rescued but died later that evening, authorities said, when they accidentally drove their car into the ocean in the nighttime fog.
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Wow. I’d say they had a bad day.
How did these women lived long enough to be in their late 30’s?
When your time is up, it is up!
That’s almost as bad as getting run over by a rescue vehicle after surviving a plane crash.
Rescued from a fate worse than ... Wait, never mind.
Cheat death much? Can’t ultimately be done.
Boy this is a nightmare story.
Sounds like something a Kennedy would do.
That’s what I thought of, too.
this is rather common in Maine this time of year. Probably organizers for Rand Paul ‘16. He has a hole now in his org chart that cannot easily be filled.
Thelma and Louise.....
Were they actually rescued?
Idiots. Risk seekers, especially pregnant risk seekers, are simply proving Darwin right.
Alcohol is the first thought to come to mind.
A pregnant woman hiking in the mountains? GIRL POWER! Whoops.
Haha, Red is busy tonight!
I reckon you can cheat death, but when it’s really your time....
How is it even possible to drive any vehicle 175 feet off a boat ramp and into 20 feet of water? Makes no sense.
Really?? Just wow!!
If it weren’t for bad luck.....
Double jeopardy.....I looked to see if their names were *Kennedy*.
Hi, yes it is. Somehow there is a Fates story in there, perhaps something by Piers Anthony.
It reminds me of a female in New Orleans who jumped off of the Claiborne Avenue bridge over the Industrial Canal, apparently trying to commit suicide. This was at night.
She jumped in a shallow part of the canal and her feet stuck in the mud.
Come morning she was hollering. She was afraid that the tide would come in and drown her. ;-)
Another guy trying to kill himself jumped off of the Mississippi River bridge. This was also at night. He survived the jump and was swimming to shore when a tugboat ran over him!
When it is your time, it is your time, period.
Why would it be that hard? They were driving in fog, couldn’t see more than 20 feet ahead. The boat ramp was at the end of the “road”, since they were in a parking lot. They just drove into a puddle which turned out to be a lake, and she was probably driving too fast for conditions because they were late and wanted to get home, and by the time she realized it wasn’t a puddle, it was too late.
I’m looking for a google map picture of the boat ramp.
And now I’m thinking that if the park had been privately owned, there would be a lawsuit about having a gate across the road before the boat ramp, to prevent accidental drowning. But since this is a state park, I don’t think there is a legal way to sue.
Oh my, how awful...
Dear Lord, please rest their souls, erasing the horror of those last moments for all of them.
Real life Final Destination?! Wow. Prayers for their families.
What the heck were they smoking?
Just me but I don’t see humor in this story.
I believe that there are boat ramps that must accommodate very large variations in lake water levels. When the lake is at its peak height, the boat ramp may appear to be very short. However, under the water, the ramp continues at the same slope for whatever length is needed to make the ramp usable when the lake level is low.
The momentum of the vehicle will carry it quite far whether it floats out into the lake or rolls on the ramp underwater.
If they could not see more than 20 feet, they should have been driving an appropriate speed - particularly in a strange area. But how does one drive down a boat ramp, at any speed, and not notice one is entering water?
Seems to me either suicidal tendencies are required, or extreme stupidity.
I would be a million dollars that both were Obama voters. Had to be.
Still in VA.
Any update on the Sheriff and the tea and skittles story?
Even taking all of that into account, the distance and depth seem a bit extreme to me. Unless the driver was totally inattentive, she should have realized that she had hit water and been able to stop on the ramp before she got too far into the water to escape. Definitely a strange set of circumstances.
Well, death isn’t funny. However, how people die can be funny.
A rich and mighty Persian once walked in his garden with one of his servants. The servant cried that he had just encountered Death, who had threatened him. He begged his master to give him his fastest horse so that he could make haste and flee to Teheran, which he could reach that same evening. The master consented and the servant galloped off on the horse. On returning to his house the master himself met Death, and questioned him, Why did you terrify and threaten my servant? I did not threaten him; I only showed surprise in still finding him here when I planned to meet him tonight in Teheran, said Death.
From Frankel’ s Man’s Search for Meaning
I live in Fate, Texas but somehow I don’t think that figured in. Kinda of a nice name for a town though....Fate.
That happened to an elederly couple in Seattle awhile ago. Luckily their son was waiting for them at the marina’s resteraunt and was able to rescue them after he watched them drive in!
I still say something stinks in Denmark (and it’s not the fish) and I am a woman driver, or course, and not that great but even I’d know if I was driving into a lake....c’mon!
I haven’t heard anything but I don’t get much local news. Nothing on the incident on the local rag’s website.
What a strange story. Does make you wonder about life and death and good and evil.
Driving fast, at night, in the fog, on a strange local road is a recipe for disaster. They courted disaster, and disaster swept them into his icy cold arms.