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(Chicago Trib)   Search and rescue teams valiantly battle stormy waters to save the lives of 62 kayakers trapped in the wilderness of downtown Chicago   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 14
    More: Weird, Chicago River, Chicago, kayaks, rescue boats  
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1624 clicks; posted to Sports » on 06 Jul 2012 at 7:48 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-07-06 07:10:58 PM
Well to play devil's advocate, that is a scary place to be trapped.
 
2012-07-06 08:39:22 PM
oi47.tinypic.com

The Chicago River. It's probably best you don't even look at it.
 
2012-07-06 09:16:39 PM
They turned topwater craft into cubmersibles
 
2012-07-06 09:40:29 PM
Walker: Well to play devil's advocate, that is a scary place to be trapped.

It could always be worse. Could be Detroit.
 
2012-07-06 10:34:00 PM
This happened 5 days ago. Way to be current subby
 
2012-07-06 11:13:51 PM
They bought their kayaks. They knew what they were getting into!

I say... Let 'em kayak!
 
2012-07-06 11:22:21 PM
To be fair, that storm did farking come out of nowhere.
 
2012-07-07 01:09:40 AM

lifeboat: [oi47.tinypic.com image 638x640]

The Chicago River. It's probably best you don't even look at it.


And the North Branch is even worse.
 
2012-07-07 01:35:13 AM
I was working downtown that afternoon and it really did come in fast and crazy.
 
2012-07-07 02:11:08 AM
urban.derelict
They bought their kayaks. They knew what they were getting into!
I say... Let 'em kayak!

i say read the article next time before posting.
two kayak tour companies were issued municipal citations after allowing people onto the river despite weather advisories.Most of the kayakers were novices, participating in two tour groups..
 
2012-07-07 03:18:25 AM
They were fine until Dave Matthews' bus showed up.
 
2012-07-07 10:33:38 AM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: They were fine until Dave Matthews' bus showed up.


You drink too much.
 
2012-07-07 01:51:23 PM

skinink: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: They were fine until Dave Matthews' bus showed up.

You drink too much.


That's what my bartender says tells me. :)
 
2012-07-08 09:46:01 AM

starlost: i say read the article next time before posting.


jesus christ, dude, 1. i rtfa
2. poetic license, anyone?
3. YOU DARE MOCK 'AIRPLANE!' HUMOR ON FARK DOT COM?!


/my mind goes off on a lot of segues, but c'mon
//be silent, taggart, my mind is a swirling node of transient thought
/"ditto!" you provincial putz!?
 
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