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Old 07-20-2011   #1
 
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Teen rescued from fast-moving Boulder Creek

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Old 07-20-2011   #2
 
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Our Tax Money Hard at Work...

What are these idiots thinking? First of all

PFD's- "Life Jackets" are an essential item in any kind of running water!

If you can't swim 10' in Class II water you should not be anywhere a creek or a river...

It always amazes me the ignorance of most people when it comes to the power of the water...

Glad he's all right, hopefully he learned his lesson...
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How did he go from a lake to a creek? Today's standards for journalism are pathetic.
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I wonder how much of the taxpayers money has been spent on rescues caused by ignorant stupid people! When there are mountaineering/climbing/hiking accidents and people call up search & rescue these individuals are sometimes left footing the bill if its caused by ignorance or failure to heed certain warnings etc.
Whats the accountability for water rescues and who pays?
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The scariest part is the lady describing how he was trying to stand up and "get traction."
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I wonder how much of the taxpayers money has been spent on rescues caused by ignorant stupid people! When there are mountaineering/climbing/hiking accidents and people call up search & rescue these individuals are sometimes left footing the bill if its caused by ignorance or failure to heed certain warnings etc.
Whats the accountability for water rescues and who pays?
It largely depends on the county (and bodies of water are typically under the jurisdiction of the county, even when in city limits). Many have volunteer teams that are funded, in part by the county (tax payers) and in part by the members, as you pointed out. In this case, they can likely bill the individual who was rescued though I'm not certain on boulder county. The Colorado SAR fund pays for some of this in some cases as well.
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well, I just watched the clip. Honestly, the least they could have done was recorded what raging water at least sounds like and dubbed it over the scene where the rescuer is standing in an eddy. 9News is so weak.
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I wonder how much of the taxpayers money has been spent on rescues caused by ignorant stupid people! When there are mountaineering/climbing/hiking accidents and people call up search & rescue these individuals are sometimes left footing the bill if its caused by ignorance or failure to heed certain warnings etc.
Whats the accountability for water rescues and who pays?
Far less than that spent on ignorant stupid drivers/homeowners/businesses - take your pick.
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They had officers on top of the Justice Center building, apparently keeping some kind of lookout. I'm not quite sure what purpose that was serving except that there maybe wasn't room for any more bodies on the ground. Anyway, the video sure made it look pretty overkill for a guy that could have jumped to shore. But whatever, stupid people deserve help too and it's probably great training for the rescue crew.
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I never understand why they don't have a rescue tech hold the victim and pendulum to shore with a rope - it would take less than half the time to rig ropes for a boat to get to the victim. WTF?
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