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2 Maine hikers rescued but drive to ocean deaths
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/2-get-lost-maine-hike-then-die-car-accident ^ | 07/24/2013 | unkown

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at bigstory.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: 911; death; drown; drowning; finaldestination; maine; rescue; sourcetitlenoturl
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1 posted on 07/24/2013 6:20:07 PM PDT by redreno
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To: redreno

Wow. I’d say they had a bad day.


2 posted on 07/24/2013 6:21:54 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: redreno

How did these women lived long enough to be in their late 30’s?


3 posted on 07/24/2013 6:22:52 PM PDT by Roger_Wildcat
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To: redreno

When your time is up, it is up!


4 posted on 07/24/2013 6:23:07 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: redreno

That’s almost as bad as getting run over by a rescue vehicle after surviving a plane crash.


5 posted on 07/24/2013 6:23:37 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: redreno

Rescued from a fate worse than ... Wait, never mind.


6 posted on 07/24/2013 6:23:45 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: NonValueAdded

Final Destination?


7 posted on 07/24/2013 6:23:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: redreno

Cheat death much? Can’t ultimately be done.


8 posted on 07/24/2013 6:24:21 PM PDT by pennyfarmer (Your socialist beat our liberal AGAIN.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

9 posted on 07/24/2013 6:24:42 PM PDT by South40
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To: NonValueAdded

Hi NVA!

Boy this is a nightmare story.


10 posted on 07/24/2013 6:25:12 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: Roger_Wildcat

Sounds like something a Kennedy would do.


11 posted on 07/24/2013 6:25:56 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: SamAdams76

That’s what I thought of, too.


12 posted on 07/24/2013 6:25:58 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Impy; AuH2ORepublican

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.


13 posted on 07/24/2013 6:26:14 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: redreno

Thelma and Louise.....


14 posted on 07/24/2013 6:26:27 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: redreno

Were they actually rescued?


15 posted on 07/24/2013 6:26:41 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If global warming exists I hope it is strong enough to reverse the Big Government snowball)
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To: Toespi

16 posted on 07/24/2013 6:26:47 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: redreno

Idiots. Risk seekers, especially pregnant risk seekers, are simply proving Darwin right.


17 posted on 07/24/2013 6:27:04 PM PDT by sagar
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To: redreno

Alcohol is the first thought to come to mind.


18 posted on 07/24/2013 6:28:27 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: redreno

A pregnant woman hiking in the mountains? GIRL POWER! Whoops.


19 posted on 07/24/2013 6:28:37 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: SamAdams76

Indeed.


20 posted on 07/24/2013 6:32:05 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: redreno

Final destinations.


21 posted on 07/24/2013 6:33:25 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: South40

Haha, Red is busy tonight!


22 posted on 07/24/2013 6:37:04 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: redreno

I reckon you can cheat death, but when it’s really your time....


23 posted on 07/24/2013 6:37:29 PM PDT by Gamecock (Member: NAACAC)
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To: redreno

How is it even possible to drive any vehicle 175 feet off a boat ramp and into 20 feet of water? Makes no sense.


24 posted on 07/24/2013 6:39:19 PM PDT by Bob
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To: redreno

Final destinations.


25 posted on 07/24/2013 6:40:44 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: autumnraine

Really?? Just wow!!


26 posted on 07/24/2013 6:43:46 PM PDT by jodyel
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To: redreno

If it weren’t for bad luck.....


27 posted on 07/24/2013 6:45:09 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: redreno

Double jeopardy.....I looked to see if their names were *Kennedy*.


28 posted on 07/24/2013 6:45:58 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: 3D-JOY

Hi, yes it is. Somehow there is a Fates story in there, perhaps something by Piers Anthony.


29 posted on 07/24/2013 6:47:10 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: redreno

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.


30 posted on 07/24/2013 6:50:22 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Bob

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.


31 posted on 07/24/2013 6:57:04 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Bob
Found it, and yep, the road literally just runs into the water. And of course, the ramp is made for that, it goes in shallow.
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32 posted on 07/24/2013 6:59:24 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

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.


33 posted on 07/24/2013 7:00:59 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: redreno

Oh my, how awful...

Dear Lord, please rest their souls, erasing the horror of those last moments for all of them.


34 posted on 07/24/2013 7:03:11 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: redreno

Real life Final Destination?! Wow. Prayers for their families.


35 posted on 07/24/2013 7:03:39 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: redreno

What the heck were they smoking?


36 posted on 07/24/2013 7:04:34 PM PDT by miserare (Fire Eric Holder!)
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To: redreno

Just me but I don’t see humor in this story.


37 posted on 07/24/2013 7:05:33 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Bob
Bob said: "How is it even possible to drive any vehicle 175 feet off a boat ramp and into 20 feet of water?"

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.

38 posted on 07/24/2013 7:06:44 PM PDT by William Tell
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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.


39 posted on 07/24/2013 7:08:35 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: redreno

I would be a million dollars that both were Obama voters. Had to be.


40 posted on 07/24/2013 7:14:19 PM PDT by Newtoidaho
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To: NonValueAdded

Still in VA.

Any update on the Sheriff and the tea and skittles story?


41 posted on 07/24/2013 7:19:37 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: William Tell

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.


42 posted on 07/24/2013 7:19:43 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Williams

Well, death isn’t funny. However, how people die can be funny.


43 posted on 07/24/2013 7:22:41 PM PDT by redreno (Americans don't go Gault. Americans go Postal.)
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To: redreno

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


44 posted on 07/24/2013 7:29:50 PM PDT by StAntKnee (Add your own danged sarc tag)
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To: NonValueAdded

I live in Fate, Texas but somehow I don’t think that figured in. Kinda of a nice name for a town though....Fate.


45 posted on 07/24/2013 7:31:09 PM PDT by jodyel
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To: CharlesWayneCT

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!


46 posted on 07/24/2013 7:38:01 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

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!


47 posted on 07/24/2013 7:43:55 PM PDT by jodyel
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To: 3D-JOY

I haven’t heard anything but I don’t get much local news. Nothing on the incident on the local rag’s website.


48 posted on 07/24/2013 7:46:03 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: redreno

What a strange story. Does make you wonder about life and death and good and evil.


49 posted on 07/24/2013 7:51:59 PM PDT by nettles
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To: jodyel
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!

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.

50 posted on 07/24/2013 7:55:00 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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