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#4470914 - 04/17/19 07:50 PM Re: 20 Yr Old University Student Gets Too Close To Cliff Edge While Taking Her Photo [Re: Haggart]  
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No disrespect to Haggart intended, but signs won't work, for reasons already illustrated. I imagine that some folks take heed, and others choose to ignore. Wasn't it last year that a woman was killed by jetwash in the Caribbean while hanging on to a fence with a sign hung on it saying don't do this?


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#4470916 - 04/17/19 07:53 PM Re: 20 Yr Old University Student Gets Too Close To Cliff Edge While Taking Her Photo [Re: Haggart]  
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It was two years ago and the sign wasn't hung on the fence. But it wouldn't have matter where it was displayed.

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#4470948 - 04/18/19 12:45 AM Re: 20 Yr Old University Student Gets Too Close To Cliff Edge While Taking Her Photo [Re: DBond]  
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Originally Posted by DBond
It was two years ago and the sign wasn't hung on the fence. But it wouldn't have matter where it was displayed.

Of course the sign wasn't on the fence. That would have taken up valuable handhold space which keeps the tourists coming back.


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#4470967 - 04/18/19 04:46 AM Re: 20 Yr Old University Student Gets Too Close To Cliff Edge While Taking Her Photo [Re: DBond]  
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Originally Posted by DBond
No disrespect to Haggart intended, but signs won't work, for reasons already illustrated. I imagine that some folks take heed, and others choose to ignore.


I actually work in a tourist attraction, i can confirm that the general public take absolutely no notice of signs, that's why if company's want to block and area off, its with physical barriers that give you no option and not just a sign.


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#4471027 - 04/18/19 03:22 PM Re: 20 Yr Old University Student Gets Too Close To Cliff Edge While Taking Her Photo [Re: Dart]  
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Originally Posted by Dart
The only reason my generation didn't kill themselves taking selfies is because we lacked the technology to make the process viable.

Yes. I think our generation ( I'm 51) was more reality based, if that makes sense.

We did have a kid jump out of a tree, into a swimming hole we had. He broke his neck hitting bottom, and died immediately. To make the story worse, the swimming hole was at the bottom of a very steep hill. One of the Ambulance attendants died of a heart attack during the rescue attempt. Sad day for out small community.


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#4471035 - 04/18/19 04:07 PM Re: 20 Yr Old University Student Gets Too Close To Cliff Edge While Taking Her Photo [Re: Haggart]  
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That is sad WT.

Am almost a gen ahead of you WT and of the 5-600 kids I grew up with can't remember any fatalities from doing something stupid. We did some really stupid stuff. An example tho rather tame; tip a canoe deliberately in the middle of Mooney's Bay (almost 200 m to ether shore) and not wearing a life jacket (very early teens).


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#4471040 - 04/18/19 04:44 PM Re: 20 Yr Old University Student Gets Too Close To Cliff Edge While Taking Her Photo [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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Originally Posted by KraziKanuK
That is sad WT.

Am almost a gen ahead of you WT and of the 5-600 kids I grew up with can't remember any fatalities from doing something stupid. We did some really stupid stuff. An example tho rather tame; tip a canoe deliberately in the middle of Mooney's Bay (almost 200 m to ether shore) and not wearing a life jacket (very early teens).

Wow, that is crazy. 200 meters. I grew upon on Military bases, so our community size was very similar to yours.

My kids have had to deal with classmate suicides. It is so sad. 2 recent ones, both were only 14 yrs old.


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#4471085 - 04/18/19 09:18 PM Re: 20 Yr Old University Student Gets Too Close To Cliff Edge While Taking Her Photo [Re: Blade_RJ]  
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so, did she get the shot ?



Wow. Way too soon to even think that one man. Everything she knew thought felt or could know or do is gone forever. bad enough it happens at 80.


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#4471124 - 04/19/19 04:30 AM Re: 20 Yr Old University Student Gets Too Close To Cliff Edge While Taking Her Photo [Re: Haggart]  
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Did a lot of stupid things in my teens but by 20 I was already working 80 to 100 hours a week. You work that many hours you tend to be too tired to do just about anything.
I do feel bad for her parents and the loss they are feeling at this time. You never expect for a child to pass away before you.


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