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2020-08-04 9:51:51 PM  
"Unclear"


Looks like somebody was tubing to me.
 
2020-08-04 9:58:53 PM  
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2020-08-04 11:36:56 PM  
Meh. Do the same while a terminator is chasing you.
 
2020-08-05 2:46:48 AM  
National Lampoon Vegas Vacation Dam Scene
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2020-08-05 3:10:10 AM  
That was a nice extraction considering the current. Good job controlling the boat too.
 
2020-08-05 3:19:12 AM  

Bob Down: Meh. Do the same while a terminator is chasing you.


Hey, that's a really good idea.  I always wondered why Terminators didn't tip their hand by making floorboards creak like fark when they walked.  The T-800s at least seem like they'd weigh a LOT.
 
2020-08-05 3:25:36 AM  
Yeah, that's a "you could die" kind of situation. The guys on the boat too. If they went over there they could have been sucked into the recirculating water at the foot of the damn and not been able to get out. I'd have kept throwing the rope until the guy got it, risking your life for some idiot with a cheap ass inflatable tube is just not worth it.
 
2020-08-05 3:28:14 AM  
fusillade762:

Hey, that's a really good idea.  I always wondered why Terminators didn't tip their hand by making floorboards creak like fark when they walked.  The T-800s at least seem like they'd weigh a LOT.

Good question. Another I have, how can a Terminator be encased in living flesh? How does the flesh live without a heart pumping blood for example?
 
2020-08-05 4:45:13 AM  
That was plum amazing!
 
2020-08-05 4:45:51 AM  

edmo: "Unclear"


Looks like somebody was tubing to me.


Why would somebody be tubing to you?
 
2020-08-05 5:02:34 AM  
The Most Dangerous Dams
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2020-08-05 5:16:58 AM  

DrWhy: edmo: "Unclear"


Looks like somebody was tubing to me.

Why would somebody be tubing to you?


This must be the you tubing I hear all the kids are doing.
 
2020-08-05 5:25:47 AM  
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2020-08-05 6:03:29 AM  
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2020-08-05 7:14:10 AM  
Dim Son

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2020-08-05 9:13:06 AM  
??? A Tulsa story on the Edmonton news hosted on Fark?
 
2020-08-05 9:52:56 AM  

Salmon: ??? A Tulsa story on the Edmonton news hosted on Fark?


Never mind, he's rolling...
 
2020-08-05 11:49:38 AM  

wax_on: Yeah, that's a "you could die" kind of situation. The guys on the boat too. If they went over there they could have been sucked into the recirculating water at the foot of the damn and not been able to get out. I'd have kept throwing the rope until the guy got it, risking your life for some idiot with a cheap ass inflatable tube is just not worth it.


You obviously know well about the extreme danger of low-head dams! They are more deadly than whitewater rapids and even most riptides!  The sport raft could have flipped farther to the left and easily killed the rescue team.  The throw rope from below the recirculation is indeed the best option!
 
2020-08-05 12:08:54 PM  
One might say he was...

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...caught in a jam.
 
2020-08-05 12:09:12 PM  

Rogue Surf: wax_on: Yeah, that's a "you could die" kind of situation. The guys on the boat too. If they went over there they could have been sucked into the recirculating water at the foot of the damn and not been able to get out. I'd have kept throwing the rope until the guy got it, risking your life for some idiot with a cheap ass inflatable tube is just not worth it.

You obviously know well about the extreme danger of low-head dams! They are more deadly than whitewater rapids and even most riptides!  The sport raft could have flipped farther to the left and easily killed the rescue team.  The throw rope from below the recirculation is indeed the best option!


Yep! Stay downstream of the "boil" so that you're always within a current that doesn't recirculate when attempting a low-head dam rescue. The Binghamton incident is the standard for what NOT to do and is used to this day to teach proper rescue technique as an example of what can go terribly wrong if you make a misstep.

New York accident @ a large low head damn...a rescue gone bad!
Youtube qW65pWAjDgo


One firefighter lost his life in the initial recovery effort. The next day, two more firefighters were killed when they too became trapped in the recirculating current while trying to recover the body of the first firefighter who drowned. http://www.sailingbreezes.co​m/sailing_​breezes_current/articles/march06/damm.​htm
 
2020-08-05 5:07:09 PM  

Rogue Surf: wax_on: Yeah, that's a "you could die" kind of situation. The guys on the boat too. If they went over there they could have been sucked into the recirculating water at the foot of the damn and not been able to get out. I'd have kept throwing the rope until the guy got it, risking your life for some idiot with a cheap ass inflatable tube is just not worth it.

You obviously know well about the extreme danger of low-head dams! They are more deadly than whitewater rapids and even most riptides!  The sport raft could have flipped farther to the left and easily killed the rescue team.  The throw rope from below the recirculation is indeed the best option!


I hope the rescue guys got a dressing down instead of a high five. What they did was pretty dumb.
 
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