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Rescued hikers drown inside vehicle leaving state park
Yahoo! News ^ | July 25, 2013 | Dylan Stableford

Posted on 07/25/2013 5:17:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A pair of hikers who had been rescued after getting lost in the fog and rain inside a Maine state park drowned on Tuesday night when their car plunged into the water off a boat launch as they were trying to leave.

Amy Stiner, 37, and Melissa Moyer, 38, were found dead inside a minivan in 20 feet of water about 175 feet from the boat ramp on the edge of Roque Bluffs State Park, the Washington County Sheriff's Department said. A dog, a pit bull mix who was with them, also drowned.

Officials say the women, who had just been returned to their vehicle by a game warden, took a wrong turn as they were driving away from the parking area.

"The end of the road becomes the boat landing and they just weren't familiar with it," Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith told the Kennebec Journal. "It was foggy and rainy and they literally drove off the boat landing right into the water."(continued)

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: maine; rocquebluff; statepark
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1 posted on 07/25/2013 5:17:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is terrible!


2 posted on 07/25/2013 5:18:50 PM PDT by Cold Case Posse Supporter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t know, maybe there was something Biblical going on here.


3 posted on 07/25/2013 5:18:58 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The Lefties can drink Kool-Aid; I will drink Tea.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How bizarre.

A few years ago an SUV with four women drove off the roadway in Newark NJ into the Passaic River; they called 911 as the SUV filled with water but nobody (including them) knew exactly where they were (all 4 drowned).


4 posted on 07/25/2013 5:19:37 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Somehow it reminds me of trying to save Detroit.


5 posted on 07/25/2013 5:19:41 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sad, but Darwin Award candidates for sure.


6 posted on 07/25/2013 5:21:55 PM PDT by liberateUS
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is tragic. An emergency glass hammer under $20.00 and they would be alive.


7 posted on 07/25/2013 5:25:28 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: liberateUS

I knew that one of your kind would show up and comment on this story.


8 posted on 07/25/2013 5:27:40 PM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Man...when it’s your time there is no avoiding it! What an awful story


9 posted on 07/25/2013 5:28:34 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: liberateUS

Concur.. Darwin award nominees.


10 posted on 07/25/2013 5:30:03 PM PDT by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: kearnyirish2

Why call 911? how about breaking the window or rolling it down or something that might be useful.


11 posted on 07/25/2013 5:30:53 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A tragedy no doubt, but we're clearly seeing what happens to airheads when they venture away from the mall.

I've taken chicks camping before who can't find their way around Target, much less around the woods.

I had one that went down and filled her waders up in a 3-foot wide and deep trout stream.

I had to risk my own life to save hers as she was headed downstream submerged.

Never again.

12 posted on 07/25/2013 5:31:50 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t understand. Their vehicle is filling up with water and they call 911. Did they think responders were going to find them before they drowned? The whole story just seems bizarre.


13 posted on 07/25/2013 5:32:52 PM PDT by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When your number comes up you are leaving this world.


14 posted on 07/25/2013 5:35:10 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: American in Israel
Somehow it reminds me of trying to save Detroit.

Stupidass statement.......you trying to hijack the thread?

15 posted on 07/25/2013 5:35:22 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: driftdiver

I’d imagine pure panic; it happened at night, they were unsure as to where they were, and I was surprised they had time to call 9/11.


16 posted on 07/25/2013 5:36:00 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Hot Tabasco

No pugnacious one. It was a comment on the helplessness of trying to save these girls. It would be like trying to bail out Detroit. Get it?

Sorry they died, but Darwin was their cousin obviously.


17 posted on 07/25/2013 5:39:49 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Other speculation here.
18 posted on 07/25/2013 5:40:22 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm curious about their party affiliation for some reason.
19 posted on 07/25/2013 5:40:41 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: elkfersupper
there was a young man who drowned just yesterday because he was trying to swim across a river....his girlfriend made it just fine....

between the "darwin award" jerks and the women haters like you, I'm sure you can fill up that Petition for 4th trimester abortions....

20 posted on 07/25/2013 5:45:33 PM PDT by cherry
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To: kearnyirish2

I just read that one of them was 5months pregnant.....so very sad...


21 posted on 07/25/2013 5:47:40 PM PDT by cherry
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To: elkfersupper

“————when they venture away from the mall.

==

Jackass !!!!!

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22 posted on 07/25/2013 5:51:14 PM PDT by Mears
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To: cherry

God help their families.


23 posted on 07/25/2013 5:51:36 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Mears
Jackass !!!!!

The truth always hurts. Thanks for the compliment.

24 posted on 07/25/2013 5:53:03 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fatal Attraction.


25 posted on 07/25/2013 5:54:40 PM PDT by moviefan8
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To: liberateUS

Definitely.


26 posted on 07/25/2013 5:56:11 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: VRW Conspirator

I was thinking the same thing. When it’s your time to go, it’s your time to go.

Reminds me of the stewardess from the Korean Airline crash in San Francisco, surviving the crash, surviving the cartwheel, surviving the fire, then being killed by the fire truck hitting her, rushing to the scene.

Both of them were probably thinking,...”Man, am I lucky today or what?” (BAMMM)(glug,glug,glug,glug...)


27 posted on 07/25/2013 5:56:23 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Going for a hike shouldn't be a death sentence. I'm so sorry for the both of them.

I am a veteran hiker and have seen a lot of newbies setting off for an adventure with little or no planning. Nature is a unforgiving mistress with very little margin for error.

28 posted on 07/25/2013 5:56:42 PM PDT by John123 (US$ - I owe you nothing. Euro - Who owes you nothing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We can do anything you can do better.

For some reason those song lyrics just sprang into my head.


29 posted on 07/25/2013 5:57:14 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a horrible thing to happen.

I swear people are not as careful as they used to be. I watch kids running around at full speed with no care or caution from their parents. I see drivers completely immersed in texting while there cars slow down or veer of to the side of the road. I see pedestrians crossing the road without looking for cars. I see people die from these things. It is not socially correct to point out anything bad. You must never caution another. You must never threaten them with the future.

I wash my hands.


30 posted on 07/25/2013 6:01:29 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: cherry
the women haters like you

I love women - in small and short doses.

I was married to two of them - one for almost 30 years.

My daughter is a highly-educated, productive woman and agrees with me. She prefers the company of men. How refreshing.

31 posted on 07/25/2013 6:02:30 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: liberateUS

“Sad, but Darwin Award candidates for sure.”

I’m sure you would be fine if this happened to your daughters and someone called them “Darwin Award” candidates.


32 posted on 07/25/2013 6:11:43 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just wanted to say I hope you great NSA folks are enjoying my posts here.)
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To: John123

People die all the time around here in Phoenix on short trials. Camelback mountain is well known to have claimed the occasional recreational hiker and it’s right in the middle of Scottsdale. Always a tragic thing. People are either physically unfit, don’t bring enough water or bad karma.

Worse is when they wander off into the superstition mountains in the summer without enough water. There are already crazies out there looking for gold and if you’re walking on their perceived claim or worse a drug trail, you are not likely to come back. Worst is when they simply don’t prepare like the Chinese tourist some years back. No water, no real clue and not enough communication skills to understand “y’all r gonna die like that....” Eventually they find you, but not until after significant weight loss, say...all of it.

This land will kill you. 4 years ago I took my family on a hike where we learned my wife was anemic to the point of passing out. Carried her 4 miles up a mountain trail out of a wild valley. Started around one, got out at sunset. I had one bottle of water left, a near thing. All I kept saying is that “we are all getting out of here.” I’ll remember that hike every time we prep for one now. My wife had her conditioned addressed and corrected and has no problems now. Boy did I win points that day! ; D


33 posted on 07/25/2013 6:11:44 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do we have TWO Darwin Award Winners?


34 posted on 07/25/2013 6:14:55 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: elkfersupper
I had one that went down and filled her waders up in a 3-foot wide and deep trout stream.

Was she not wearing a belt to prevent quick water inflow?
35 posted on 07/25/2013 6:17:25 PM PDT by posterchild
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To: liberateUS
A pair of hikers who had been rescued after getting lost in the fog and rain inside a Maine state park drowned on Tuesday night when their car plunged into the water off a boat launch as they were trying to leave.

Darwin will not be cheated twice.

36 posted on 07/25/2013 6:20:02 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: moviefan8

Oops I meant Final Destination.

Sorry.


37 posted on 07/25/2013 6:24:41 PM PDT by moviefan8
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Simply too stupid to live.


38 posted on 07/25/2013 6:26:34 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Caipirabob

Mount Washington has claimed at least 137 victims since 1849. It is called the most dangerous small mountain in the world. http://www.backpacker.com/october_08_americas_10_most_dangerous_hikes_mt_washington_nh/destinations/12622

I know a guy who got caught in snow storm on Mt. Washington when he was in his sixties. Not a pleasant experience, but he survived.


39 posted on 07/25/2013 6:30:02 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: John123

What gets me is it seems that the driver continued to drive without seeing what was ahead. It is the same problem in these multi-vehicle pileups that occur on freeways during fog. Why did she not pull over? Stop and look? Also, in fog, the surface of the water could look very similar to the road surface, especially at a boat ramp. Very sad.


40 posted on 07/25/2013 6:35:01 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s Final Destination-ish.


41 posted on 07/25/2013 6:37:10 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Daffynition

I figured the “other speculation” was something to do with Thelma and Louise.


42 posted on 07/25/2013 6:41:30 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I didn't know that Maine even had a body of water that was 20 feet deep.

Most of their lakes are shallow glacier cut bird baths.

43 posted on 07/25/2013 6:43:43 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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Here is a local news story on the incident with more information and a pic of where they ran off into the water. It must have been really bad weather not to see what they ran off into.

http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/maine-hikers-lost-car-accident-roque-bluffs-state-park-amy-stiner-melissa-moyer.html?pagenum=1


44 posted on 07/25/2013 6:57:51 PM PDT by Cold Case Posse Supporter
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To: Personal Responsibility

Man...when it’s your time there is no avoiding it! What an awful story


Horrible....and it happens a lot...escaping one threat to your life, then dying soon after when the grim reaper finds you again...and then you die by the same method you just escaped from. Boggles the mind.


45 posted on 07/25/2013 7:06:01 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey all, let’s do a crazy thing and say a prayer for their souls and families instead of insulting them.


46 posted on 07/25/2013 7:10:32 PM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: editor-surveyor

FWIW, this accident occurred on a boat ramp on the ocean.

Sebago Lake, Moosehead, Rangeley have some depth over 20’, unless you are talking only *mean depths.*


47 posted on 07/25/2013 7:15:28 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Born to Conserve
Hauling through a small town today and saw a toddler running through fresh cut grass toward the street. I backed off as I watched the “mother” lumbering in pursuit but not much faster than the toddler who took a turn toward the “father” whom was pushing a lawn mower cutting his lawn. I watched in angst as the toddler fell towards the running mower and its little hands came to a stop less than a foot or so from the spinning blade. At that point they went out of my sight and I could only pray all was well. I did see the mower continue its mission in my rear view mirror so am assuming all was OK. I suppressed myself from landing in their faces telling horror stories...
48 posted on 07/25/2013 7:15:37 PM PDT by Dust in the Wind (U S Troops Rock)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Same thing happened where I live. Was 4 or 5 Mexican men who did not know the area. People could hear them trying to get out but no one could get to them in time. Makes me sick to think about it. Horrible.


49 posted on 07/25/2013 7:16:51 PM PDT by therut
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To: If You Want It Fixed - Fix It

Hey, show me where I insulted them....


50 posted on 07/25/2013 7:18:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind each blade of grass.)
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