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Old 07-26-2007   #11
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We had this same conversation with Miah during our safety class a couple weeks ago. Everyone agreed that the river was probably the safest place to be. That said, Sh*t happens, I just saw an artical about a scuba diver getting struck by lightening...

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Old 07-26-2007   #12
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Scuba Diver Killed by Lightning Strike! at Current World News
Had to google the scuba diver death. That is crazy!

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Old 07-26-2007   #13
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Yeah man....sometimes it is just your time I guess. Struck by lightening scuba diving is wacked.
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This didn't provide much guidance, as it ends up at a site from Florida. It does however have lighting safety for golfers. Perhaps they should just lift their clubs into the air???

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I have always gone to the side ( or been blown to the side) when it allows its self, I get outta my raft. waaay too much ammos, frame, biminie, etc.. for me to be comfortable with. always head for a grove of trees, not one tree mind you, or several, but a flock o trees. in a canyon, there is "stuff" on the rim to attract it, and down in, i feel much safer being away from anything metallic.

BTW the "cone of protection" is crap........Nols, used to teach that, so did O.B, and so did W.E.A.

they have since changed thier mind set, almost as quick as they did on snake kits.

as far as it goes, if your weary, take some basic precations, stay away from metallic ( not metallica) you'll be fine. and if not, well it was your day.

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my gut tells me to get off the water. the boat would not protect you from a lightning strike on open water, which is the most conductive part of the area you are in. last time this happened, we got to the bank and hung out below a rock outcropping with me holding our fiberglass umbrella...and I still felt less exposed than on the river.

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