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Old 07-19-2011   #1
 
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Very tragic, but also ignorant



"villagers said they had warned the people sitting in the risky areas of the stream about it"

This, to me, is a perfect example of how quickly water changes and how powerful it can be. It also is very sad, but shows that people need to think instead of being idiot tourists. Look before you leap.
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The video is unbelievable. Very tragic indeed. I am a little sick to my stomach to be honest...As stated, be careful out there and try to inform others that may not be aware of the power of water. Charlie Walbridge just posted the fatalities list from this year and I am in shock that people do not wear PFDs or go down swollen rivers on air matresses...the more you know...
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"villagers said they had warned the people sitting in the risky areas of the stream about it"

This, to me, is a perfect example of how quickly water changes and how powerful it can be. It also is very sad, but shows that people need to think instead of being idiot tourists. Look before you leap.
Very sad.. In this case wouldn't it had been better to stay separate as opposed to bunching up. Seems like they made a bigger mass causing more water pressure. Not to mention when one fell they all got pulled down.
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That's horrible.
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I had my friend who is fluent in both languages spoken in India translate it here's what he said...

Those people that are video taping were yelling at those people who were in the water to hurry up because the water was approaching fast, and they need to get out soon or they are going to get swept. And towards the end they were all saying they are dead because they are no where to be seen and one said he is sure they are all dead because of all the stones. And they were calling the cops/rescue people at the end and saying five people went over the fall and you guys need to hurry up and help them get rescued, he was also telling them the location of the place some picnic spot.

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Wow, not a throw bag to be had! The worst is watching them stand there knowing the inevitable is going to happen. Sad!!
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Very sad.. In this case wouldn't it had been better to stay separate as opposed to bunching up. Seems like they made a bigger mass causing more water pressure. Not to mention when one fell they all got pulled down.
I hoped they would all lock arms and slowly move as a large mass with multiple footings. Very sad.
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cmon ....tourists or not they were just stupid people ...you wouldn't catch me standing there when the water was low let alone when it started rising ...sad? ...ya i guess so
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The video is unbelievable. Very tragic indeed. I am a little sick to my stomach to be honest...As stated, be careful out there and try to inform others that may not be aware of the power of water. Charlie Walbridge just posted the fatalities list from this year and I am in shock that people do not wear PFDs or go down swollen rivers on air matresses...the more you know...
Care to share where Charlie's post is? I am always curious to see how many fatalities come from poor decisions and from poor luck.

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cmon ....tourists or not they were just stupid people ...you wouldn't catch me standing there when the water was low let alone when it started rising ...sad? ...ya i guess so
Pretty hard hearted dude. We've all done some pretty foolish things--I know I'm guilty...
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