Putting others at risk too

Putting others at risk too

Putting others at risk too

First published in Opinion

THE attempt to rescue Charlotte Furness-Smith, though ultimately unsuccessful, showed the very best of our emergency services, both full-time and voluntary.

Over several hours, a very large number of people were involved in trying to save Miss Furness - Smith who became trapped at Tilly Whim Caves while coasteering with her brother.

At the end of a two-day inquest, the Dorset coroner said that the pair had put themselves in a “risky situation.”

They are not the first - and will not be the last, to put the emergency services in that position too.

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5:29pm Thu 20 Mar 14

anotherfatslob says...

What a load of crap,if they had been any use they would have saved her,a lack of leadership and sense cost this poor girl her life.
What a load of crap,if they had been any use they would have saved her,a lack of leadership and sense cost this poor girl her life. anotherfatslob
  • Score: -2

2:33am Fri 21 Mar 14

billd766 says...

anotherfatslob wrote:
What a load of crap,if they had been any use they would have saved her,a lack of leadership and sense cost this poor girl her life.
Oh really. I suppose that you save people all the time as an unheralded hero.

Apart from training the rescue services usually go out in the worst of weathers and put their own lives in danger to rescue other people. They do this willingly and freely and with NO thoughts of reward. Many give up their free time and that of their family and in some cases they give up their lives to save other people.
What cost this poor girl her life was poorplanning on the part of her and her brother in not paying enough attention to the weather conditions and the local area.
It is a sad thing to happen to a family and I am sure that it will happen time and time again.
I suspect that like your user name you are noithing but a keyboard warrior. What I suggest that you do is go to the RNLI, the Coastguards etc and tell them that their leadership is lacking and that you can do better. Make sure that the Echo has a reporter and a photographer ready for for their response though I suspect laughter maybe in the picture somewhere.
[quote][p][bold]anotherfatslob[/bold] wrote: What a load of crap,if they had been any use they would have saved her,a lack of leadership and sense cost this poor girl her life.[/p][/quote]Oh really. I suppose that you save people all the time as an unheralded hero. Apart from training the rescue services usually go out in the worst of weathers and put their own lives in danger to rescue other people. They do this willingly and freely and with NO thoughts of reward. Many give up their free time and that of their family and in some cases they give up their lives to save other people. What cost this poor girl her life was poorplanning on the part of her and her brother in not paying enough attention to the weather conditions and the local area. It is a sad thing to happen to a family and I am sure that it will happen time and time again. I suspect that like your user name you are noithing but a keyboard warrior. What I suggest that you do is go to the RNLI, the Coastguards etc and tell them that their leadership is lacking and that you can do better. Make sure that the Echo has a reporter and a photographer ready for for their response though I suspect laughter maybe in the picture somewhere. billd766
  • Score: 2

11:55pm Fri 21 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

What a disgusting comment from ,anotherfatslob,whic
h you probably are.The rescue services do a very fine job.
What a disgusting comment from ,anotherfatslob,whic h you probably are.The rescue services do a very fine job. pete woodley
  • Score: 3

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