Rescue 116 observing two wind surfers in Blackrock in Louth. #Ophelia pic.twitter.com/AtyCDdV9ww
— visitblackrock (@visitblackrock) October 16, 2017
The Dundalk Democrat reports:
Rescue 116 has successfully brought two kite surfers back to shore at Blackrock.
Emergency services deployed as two kite-surfers stranded in Blackrock (Dundalk Democrat)
Kite Surfers in Dundalk threaten to make complaints about Emergency service personnel for stopping them Kite Surf in Ophelia. pic.twitter.com/sU6bEywLEe
— Sky News (@SkyNewsIE) October 16, 2017
They should be charged with reckless endangerment. Irresponsible fools.
Selfish beyond words. Should be made pay the costs
The selfishness and stupidity of some people never ceases to amaze; people had to risk their lives to rescue these two gobsh1tes.
I keep trying to post the Teresa Mannion clip here but for some reason it’s not working :-(
Didnt get the memo? No.
Now we know that ‘EightersGonnaEight’ and ‘RepeatTheLeaving’ are the same person – well, I never.
Ridiculous amount of sockpuppets around here. All with the same grammatical and spelling tics.
I don’t know if people are bothered with my presence, but for the record my name is rory. As in, I used to comment here before, under the name rory.
You’d have to be soft in the head..
…..to be a kite surfer
The tut tutting here is odious. They are grown people in a few feet of water who know what they are doing.There was no emergency. Just panic. More of this nonsense cotton wool society. Chill the kaks lads.
If they knew what they were doing, why did they need to be rescued by helicopter?
They thought they knew what they were doing would be a more accurate description
Actually boo boos would be a more accurate description.
See. This is the idiotic outrage drowning the world. They did not need to be rescued. Even the coastguard admits that. Fake news. Just people like you in your squinty windows out to point out the wrong in everything. But why bother checking the facts when you can come on here and bellow like a fool at whats wrong with everyone!!!!
They didn’t have to be rescued by helicopter.
When the chopper arrived, they got off the boards and WALKED back to the shore.
While it’s great they didn’t have to be rescued, what a waste of time and effort.
Who know what they are doing….in the worst storm in 50 years?
Do you know them personally or have you just gotten so comfortable you will go against logic and reason to be the contrarian?
Did you hear they didnt need to be rescued? That they were in 4 feet of water? That the coast guard has said this? Just another case of outrage being sought by the continuously offended and outraged. As you were.
“Just another case of outrage being sought by the continuously offended and outraged”
More a case of the public reporting what they consider a dangerous situation to overstretched emergency services and commentators here rightly condemning the actions of the Swayzes as selfish and dangerous, even if the waves were totally gnarly!….*Breathe*
Sure whatever you’re having yourself.
“Rightfully condemning their actions’. You could do that all day long, couldn’t you? And you wouldn’t be short of help around here either..
ah come on Milo
it’s up to high dough without people messing
even if they are confident in thier capabilities they’d have at least known it would cause a fuss and more importantly waste resources
They got it wrong. No harm. They were doing their best. It’s the rush to judgement and condemnation I was referring to. Without checking anything. Just bandwagon if. It’s s microcosm of what goes on every day with people’s hunger to criticise. The mob.
I love how you accuse other of being odious, yet you will casually accuse others of being insincere and somehow opportunistic if they all happen to agree on something you have a different opinion on. People don’t like to see the emergency services being dicked around with in dangerous conditions. It isn’t that difficult to understand.
Who dicked them around Nigel? I think you just took offence on their behalf which is quite normal.
And you took offence on the part of the surfers who dicked around the rescue services in the middle of a hurricane. Which is normal.
It should be pointed out that the surfers didn’t dick the rescue services around.
I’m not saying they weren’t being a bit foolish but they were surfing or whatever they were doing in non-hurricane conditions, I heard about it when the storm hadn’t even hit Dublin and we were bathed in sunlight and no wind.
Dicked around with them enough that they had to send a chopper to check. People are very protective of the rescue services in these conditions because they literally put their lives on the line. People like these surfers don’t get much leeway. No it didn’t turn into anything, but it easily could have, or it could be a distraction from something else. Acting like this with a hurricane on the way is totally dicking them around.
I am simply pointing out the rush to judgement based on bad information. Fake news. And people jump to find the outrage rather than see the truth. You are the king of getting offended on others behalf, often for no satisfaction except your own outrage. You should learn to chill and embrace the world in its flawed glory.
the cousin in portmarnock (not “portmanteau”, as the spellchecker suggested) wrote to me today with a very strong opinion on these people, and not a complimentary one.