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(ABC 15)   Man dies while cosplaying Sisyphus   (abc15.com) divider line
    More: Florida, Death, Tropical cyclone, Coroner, United States, 72-year-old man, Volusia County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff, Volusia County  
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2022-09-30 9:42:27 PM  
More like King Canute.
 
2022-09-30 9:43:39 PM  
I thought that was a giant rock

And I could easily see someone dying while trying to push a giant piece of hurricane debris and having it roll back on them
 
2022-09-30 9:43:51 PM  
Investigators say the man was using a hose to drain the pool down a hill and into the canal

There are hills in Florida?

Last time I was in Punta Gorda (2006) the entire place was as flat as a Waffle House griddle.
 
2022-09-30 9:45:11 PM  
"A 72-year-old man died while trying to drain his pool as Hurricane Ian barrelled across Florida Thursday morning."

Is this a euphemism?
 
2022-09-30 9:48:07 PM  
Pool, check,
Hose, check.
Pump to prime hose to begin drainage, check.
Hurricane, check.
Let's do this.
 
2022-09-30 9:49:28 PM  
At least he died doing what he loved.
 
2022-09-30 9:50:01 PM  

bughunter: Investigators say the man was using a hose to drain the pool down a hill and into the canal

There are hills in Florida?

Last time I was in Punta Gorda (2006) the entire place was as flat as a Waffle House griddle.


West Volusia county, some very nice hills, actually
 
2022-09-30 9:54:06 PM  
Sisyphus was really good at not dying until he wasn't
 
2022-09-30 9:55:21 PM  

bughunter: Investigators say the man was using a hose to drain the pool down a hill and into the canal

There are hills in Florida?

Last time I was in Punta Gorda (2006) the entire place was as flat as a Waffle House griddle.


A friend in FL was talking about his house on a bluff. I asked him how high it was. Like maybe 15 feet? He told me the highest point in FL is 45 feet so maybe?
 
2022-09-30 9:55:22 PM  
Why would you drain your pool when a hurricane is inbound?
 
2022-09-30 9:57:07 PM  

saturn badger: bughunter: Investigators say the man was using a hose to drain the pool down a hill and into the canal

There are hills in Florida?

Last time I was in Punta Gorda (2006) the entire place was as flat as a Waffle House griddle.

A friend in FL was talking about his house on a bluff. I asked him how high it was. Like maybe 15 feet? He told me the highest point in FL is 45 feet so maybe?


Wrong
 
2022-09-30 9:58:28 PM  

bughunter: Investigators say the man was using a hose to drain the pool down a hill and into the canal

There are hills in Florida?

Last time I was in Punta Gorda (2006) the entire place was as flat as a Waffle House griddle.


"hill" is probably an excessive term for it, but it's probably one of those situations where each plot of land houses are built on in subdivisions is slightly, but visibly, elevated above street level. I don't know what it's called, but I assume it's specifically a water flow thing to prevent water from pooling around foundations when it rains.
 
2022-09-30 10:03:47 PM  

pastramithemosterotic: saturn badger: bughunter: Investigators say the man was using a hose to drain the pool down a hill and into the canal

There are hills in Florida?

Last time I was in Punta Gorda (2006) the entire place was as flat as a Waffle House griddle.

A friend in FL was talking about his house on a bluff. I asked him how high it was. Like maybe 15 feet? He told me the highest point in FL is 45 feet so maybe?

Wrong


I'm merely reporting what he said. I notice you didn't correct me on the height.

/don't care enough to look it up
 
2022-09-30 10:04:41 PM  

saturn badger: pastramithemosterotic: saturn badger: bughunter: Investigators say the man was using a hose to drain the pool down a hill and into the canal

There are hills in Florida?

Last time I was in Punta Gorda (2006) the entire place was as flat as a Waffle House griddle.

A friend in FL was talking about his house on a bluff. I asked him how high it was. Like maybe 15 feet? He told me the highest point in FL is 45 feet so maybe?

Wrong

I'm merely reporting what he said. I notice you didn't correct me on the height.

/don't care enough to look it up


345 feet
 
2022-09-30 10:07:52 PM  

skinink: "A 72-year-old man died while trying to drain his pool as Hurricane Ian barrelled across Florida Thursday morning."

Is this a euphemism?


Boy, was his right arm tired!
 
2022-09-30 10:08:53 PM  

phoenixdan: Why would you drain your pool when a hurricane is inbound?


Changing out to fresher water?
 
2022-09-30 10:10:14 PM  

phoenixdan: Why would you drain your pool when a hurricane is inbound?


Free sharks
 
2022-09-30 10:12:37 PM  

phoenixdan: Why would you drain your pool when a hurricane is inbound?


Well with the impending climate change/Ice Age coming, he didn't want it to freeze solid.

/s(illy)
 
2022-09-30 10:12:38 PM  

Hassan Ben Sobr: At least he died doing what he loved.


Getting away from his wife
 
2022-09-30 10:12:41 PM  
People bust they ass and die doing obviously unadvisable things every day. If dude was of a mind to take on this task then its a wonder he even made it to the age of 72 at all.
 
2022-09-30 10:26:55 PM  

fragMasterFlash: People bust they ass and die doing obviously unadvisable things every day. If dude was of a mind to take on this task then its a wonder he even made it to the age of 72 at all.


On the other hand cognitive decline is usually present by that age
 
2022-09-30 10:27:23 PM  
Just to be fair.
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2022-09-30 10:40:19 PM  

phoenixdan: Why would you drain your pool when a hurricane is inbound?


Many older men think of little else but maintaining their belongings in the way they wanted to when they were younger, but had to work. I'm sure he tolerated the hurricane conditions as long as he could but the thought of that dirty rainwater in his pool was more than he could bear. I wonder if he even told his wife he was thinking of doing so or if he just walked out into the rain. Surely she'd have asked him not to?
 
2022-09-30 10:44:02 PM  

pastramithemosterotic: saturn badger: pastramithemosterotic: saturn badger: bughunter: Investigators say the man was using a hose to drain the pool down a hill and into the canal

There are hills in Florida?

Last time I was in Punta Gorda (2006) the entire place was as flat as a Waffle House griddle.

A friend in FL was talking about his house on a bluff. I asked him how high it was. Like maybe 15 feet? He told me the highest point in FL is 45 feet so maybe?

Wrong

I'm merely reporting what he said. I notice you didn't correct me on the height.

/don't care enough to look it up

345 feet


Currently about 330 feet...
 
2022-09-30 10:51:41 PM  

skinink: "A 72-year-old man died while trying to drain his pool as Hurricane Ian barrelled across Florida Thursday morning."

Is this a euphemism?


Drain the swamp now.
 
2022-09-30 11:13:53 PM  
I don't understand anything about this story. The only thing that would make sense is if his wife said 'Honey, there's another gator gettin at the pool' and then she locked him outside and told investigators 'He was trying to clean the pool'
 
2022-09-30 11:40:18 PM  

TorpedoOrca: I don't understand anything about this story. The only thing that would make sense is if his wife said 'Honey, there's another gator gettin at the pool' and then she locked him outside and told investigators 'He was trying to clean the pool'


The only thing I can think of is that he drained the pool because the precipitation would (or did) raise the level. While this wouldn't justify draining it during a hurricane, I could imagine someone getting the idea to do it.
 
2022-10-01 12:04:45 AM  

phoenixdan: Why would you drain your pool when a hurricane is inbound?


just let it go, man, it's gone
 
2022-10-01 12:26:12 AM  

phoenixdan: Why would you drain your pool when a hurricane is inbound?


So your pool doesn't overfill and flood your patio and maybe your house.
 
2022-10-01 12:42:23 AM  

New Rising Sun: bughunter: Investigators say the man was using a hose to drain the pool down a hill and into the canal

There are hills in Florida?

Last time I was in Punta Gorda (2006) the entire place was as flat as a Waffle House griddle.

"hill" is probably an excessive term for it, but it's probably one of those situations where each plot of land houses are built on in subdivisions is slightly, but visibly, elevated above street level. I don't know what it's called, but I assume it's specifically a water flow thing to prevent water from pooling around foundations when it rains.


Our lot is quite elevated above the road itself, and so glad it is. Because the road was basically a river. Still mostly is, but it's slowly receding.

Other parts of the community, not so lucky.

This storm was absolutely insane for the amount of water from the sky. 3 or 4x as bad as Irma.

I did see plumbing and sewage workers driving around about 30 minutes ago, hopefully things will clear up soon enough.

But there's just so much water than has to go somewhere.
 
2022-10-01 12:43:54 AM  

phoenixdan: Why would you drain your pool when a hurricane is inbound?


If the pool over flows, it could flood into the house. Even if the surrounding flooding isn't bad enough to get into the house, the pool water could.
 
2022-10-01 12:44:45 AM  
Er, subby, Sisyphus' punishment was to roll a boulder up a hill for all eternity. He also cheated death twice, but clearly that's not what you're referring to...
 
2022-10-01 12:46:01 AM  

falkone32: TorpedoOrca: I don't understand anything about this story. The only thing that would make sense is if his wife said 'Honey, there's another gator gettin at the pool' and then she locked him outside and told investigators 'He was trying to clean the pool'

The only thing I can think of is that he drained the pool because the precipitation would (or did) raise the level. While this wouldn't justify draining it during a hurricane, I could imagine someone getting the idea to do it.


Pools can and often do provide a path to home flooding, even when the surrounding area isn't flooded enough to enter the house.

But typically pool owners will have "lower the pool level" as part of their pre-storm prep. I know when we had a house with a pool, we did just that.
 
2022-10-01 2:14:47 AM  
Sounds more like Tantalus or just an idiot.
 
2022-10-01 2:17:54 AM  

phoenixdan: Why would you drain your pool when a hurricane is inbound?


Well you certainly don't want your pool to end up full of water, now do you?
 
2022-10-01 2:26:09 AM  

Hassan Ben Sobr: At least he died doing what he loved.


Yeah. Something stupid.
 
2022-10-01 3:21:13 AM  

New Rising Sun: bughunter: Investigators say the man was using a hose to drain the pool down a hill and into the canal

There are hills in Florida?

Last time I was in Punta Gorda (2006) the entire place was as flat as a Waffle House griddle.

"hill" is probably an excessive term for it, but it's probably one of those situations where each plot of land houses are built on in subdivisions is slightly, but visibly, elevated above street level. I don't know what it's called, but I assume it's specifically a water flow thing to prevent water from pooling around foundations when it rains.


grade, or grading.
 
2022-10-01 3:24:01 AM  

Rannuci: phoenixdan: Why would you drain your pool when a hurricane is inbound?

So your pool doesn't overfill and flood your patio and maybe your house.


Then sorry to say, your shiat is poorly designed. It is entierly plausible as a reason, but the problem isn't the flooding pool, it is the flooding, period.

/welcome to Florida
 
2022-10-01 3:46:02 AM  

LoneVVolf: pastramithemosterotic: saturn badger: pastramithemosterotic: saturn badger: bughunter: Investigators say the man was using a hose to drain the pool down a hill and into the canal

There are hills in Florida?

Last time I was in Punta Gorda (2006) the entire place was as flat as a Waffle House griddle.

A friend in FL was talking about his house on a bluff. I asked him how high it was. Like maybe 15 feet? He told me the highest point in FL is 45 feet so maybe?

Wrong

I'm merely reporting what he said. I notice you didn't correct me on the height.

/don't care enough to look it up

345 feet

Currently about 330 feet...


To be fair, the view from the very top of that hill will absolutely make you dizzy. Not for the faint of heart.

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2022-10-01 5:06:35 AM  

pastramithemosterotic: saturn badger: bughunter: Investigators say the man was using a hose to drain the pool down a hill and into the canal

There are hills in Florida?

Last time I was in Punta Gorda (2006) the entire place was as flat as a Waffle House griddle.

A friend in FL was talking about his house on a bluff. I asked him how high it was. Like maybe 15 feet? He told me the highest point in FL is 45 feet so maybe?

Wrong


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C'mon, pasta!  If you're going to go with a one word "wrong" response, you've got to do it with a GIF of a man-child with a mouth that looks like a grandma's played out vagina.
 
2022-10-01 5:27:46 AM  

LordBeavis: a man-child with a mouthneck that looks like a grandma's played out vagina


Flicksed.
 
2022-10-01 9:14:44 AM  

fragMasterFlash: People bust they ass and die doing obviously unadvisable things every day. If dude was of a mind to take on this task then its a wonder he even made it to the age of 72 at all.


I'm almost 50. It's amazing i made it this far. And, also, damn. I can't afford to get much older.
 
2022-10-01 9:15:54 AM  

ThePea: phoenixdan: Why would you drain your pool when a hurricane is inbound?

Many older men think of little else but maintaining their belongings in the way they wanted to when they were younger, but had to work. I'm sure he tolerated the hurricane conditions as long as he could but the thought of that dirty rainwater in his pool was more than he could bear. I wonder if he even told his wife he was thinking of doing so or if he just walked out into the rain. Surely she'd have asked him not to?


But how does draining that avoid that? I'm completely confused
 
2022-10-01 9:17:42 AM  

falkone32: TorpedoOrca: I don't understand anything about this story. The only thing that would make sense is if his wife said 'Honey, there's another gator gettin at the pool' and then she locked him outside and told investigators 'He was trying to clean the pool'

The only thing I can think of is that he drained the pool because the precipitation would (or did) raise the level. While this wouldn't justify draining it during a hurricane, I could imagine someone getting the idea to do it.


Wait. So the logic is empty it, and hope there isn't enough rain to fill and over flow it? 😆
 
2022-10-01 9:23:08 AM  

Rannuci: phoenixdan: Why would you drain your pool when a hurricane is inbound?

So your pool doesn't overfill and flood your patio and maybe your house.


But, aren't you guaranteeing someone else experiences flooding, what with releasing a ton of water?

Also do we want pool water released on the surface?

At a minimum this story enforces my hate of scumbags who own pools. They should all this be lucky as this fark stick farker hole
 
2022-10-01 9:25:24 AM  

jclaggett: phoenixdan: Why would you drain your pool when a hurricane is inbound?

If the pool over flows, it could flood into the house. Even if the surrounding flooding isn't bad enough to get into the house, the pool water could.


Hum? Wait. If that is a valid concern.  Then, only a complete idiot installs a pool without taking that into account.
 
2022-10-01 9:27:06 AM  

jclaggett: phoenixdan: Why would you drain your pool when a hurricane is inbound?

If the pool over flows, it could flood into the house. Even if the surrounding flooding isn't bad enough to get into the house, the pool water could.


So people without pools suffer less flooding?
 
2022-10-01 9:28:00 AM  

jclaggett: falkone32: TorpedoOrca: I don't understand anything about this story. The only thing that would make sense is if his wife said 'Honey, there's another gator gettin at the pool' and then she locked him outside and told investigators 'He was trying to clean the pool'

The only thing I can think of is that he drained the pool because the precipitation would (or did) raise the level. While this wouldn't justify draining it during a hurricane, I could imagine someone getting the idea to do it.

Pools can and often do provide a path to home flooding, even when the surrounding area isn't flooded enough to enter the house.

But typically pool owners will have "lower the pool level" as part of their pre-storm prep. I know when we had a house with a pool, we did just that.


This is an actual thing? ROFLMAO this makes me hate pool owners even more.
 
2022-10-01 9:28:24 AM  

MythDragon: phoenixdan: Why would you drain your pool when a hurricane is inbound?

Well you certainly don't want your pool to end up full of water, now do you?


🤔
 
2022-10-01 9:28:54 AM  

God's Hobo Penis: Rannuci: phoenixdan: Why would you drain your pool when a hurricane is inbound?

So your pool doesn't overfill and flood your patio and maybe your house.

Then sorry to say, your shiat is poorly designed. It is entierly plausible as a reason, but the problem isn't the flooding pool, it is the flooding, period.

/welcome to Florida


Right?
 
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