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    Default Re: DANGER! energy absorbed on snatching!

    I know this has been debated over and over again, but every so often we get stark reminders of how dangerous recoveries really are. This from an Aus online publication. It goes to proof the forces involved, coming through the rear window, hitting the man in the head with such force that he succumb to his injuries.
    Can never be too cautious imo. Save recovery all.

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    Default Re: DANGER! energy absorbed on snatching!

    A reminder that any towing/snatching can be very dangerous.



    Hope this guy recovers well and gets to cast a fishing line again.

    https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/sou...y-towing-rope/

    A fisherman was severely injured when a towing rope struck him at Mapelane Beach in St Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal, on Friday.
    The National Sea Rescue Institute on Saturday said the fisherman had been towing a ski-boat to be launched in the surf when the towing rope snapped, causing the rope to recoil and strike the man on the back. He collapsed severely injured.
    “Air support was requested from Netcare 911 helicopter emergency medical services. Netcare 911 dispatched a rescue paramedic and ambulance,” NSRI St Lucia station commander Jan Hoffman said.
    However, fading light prevented the deployment of a helicopter.
    “Our sea rescue jet-rib was launched, accompanied by first responders with medical equipment, and responded to the barely accessible remote location where on arrival at Mapelane Bay the patient was found to be in a serious condition and medical treatment commenced.
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    Default Re: DANGER! energy absorbed on snatching!

    Was HE towing the boat? Or was he in a vehicle, towing the boat? Was he on the back of a bakkie towing the boat?

    Not quite clear what actually happened here.



    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick L View Post
    A reminder that any towing/snatching can be very dangerous.



    Hope this guy recovers well and gets to cast a fishing line again.

    https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/sou...y-towing-rope/

    A fisherman was severely injured when a towing rope struck him at Mapelane Beach in St Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal, on Friday.
    The National Sea Rescue Institute on Saturday said the fisherman had been towing a ski-boat to be launched in the surf when the towing rope snapped, causing the rope to recoil and strike the man on the back. He collapsed severely injured.
    “Air support was requested from Netcare 911 helicopter emergency medical services. Netcare 911 dispatched a rescue paramedic and ambulance,” NSRI St Lucia station commander Jan Hoffman said.
    However, fading light prevented the deployment of a helicopter.
    “Our sea rescue jet-rib was launched, accompanied by first responders with medical equipment, and responded to the barely accessible remote location where on arrival at Mapelane Bay the patient was found to be in a serious condition and medical treatment commenced.
    Last edited by dph; 2021/05/09 at 02:47 PM.

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