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user124

Since 02 Aug 2012
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Portland
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PostSun Apr 30, 17 10:23 am     Reply with quote

D -

This is a poorly designed and pointless survey. I understand no one wants to pay taxes or fees but this is not the way to address it.

They only realistic answers are A & B. If you are injured to the point of incapacity you are no longer able to make the decision as to whether you will need to be rescued. The culture of our society is such that others are unlikely to stand by idly if someone is injured/stranded/dying. There may be others around to help, but government agencies will still be the last safety net. Based on anecdotes from others it sounds like current government rescue services are inefficient at best. We should work to make them better, not ask to get rid of them entirely.

I'll put my flamesuit on since there are a lot of people that answered "C". I support and encourage your self-reliance and kiters should think this way. However policy makers and first responders will see right through your desire to answer C to avoid fees, and know you will answer differently when faced with life or death.

You can't say you don't want to pay taxes to support the fire department because you will never need or request help even when your house is burning down. It just doesn't work that way (in the US at least).

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wylieflyote

Since 30 Jun 2006
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Puget Sound & Wa. Coast
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PostSun Apr 30, 17 11:03 am     Reply with quote

user124 wrote:


I'll put my flamesuit on since there are a lot of people that answered "C".


I hereby retract my poorly cast "C"
Change to "B"
When I think about that poor soul hung up on the White Salmon green bouy, after all safeties released and still being pulled under in strong current.... Please call someone, anyone, fast.

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voy-tech

Since 08 Apr 2014
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PostSun Apr 30, 17 5:18 pm     Reply with quote

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earthsurfer526

Since 11 Jan 2009
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PostMon May 01, 17 5:58 am     Reply with quote

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tkaraszewski

Since 21 Oct 2016
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Hood River
 



PostMon May 01, 17 8:05 am     Reply with quote

I had a much more strongly-worded response, but I shrunk it down as we're trying to discourage too much discussion.

B. I do not *expect* to be rescued, but if I am in a situation where I think my life is in danger, I will absolutely accept any help from anyone, government agency or otherwise. I'm not going to risk having my children grow up without a father just to prove that I can handle every dangerous situation myself.

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Jbruck

Since 17 Jun 2016
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Eugene, OR
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PostMon May 01, 17 8:37 am     Reply with quote

B, though I think the model of a paid, trained, private service with available jetski assistance is the best one (as in Squamish).

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Tidesofthesky

Since 30 Aug 2016
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Salem, OR
 



PostMon May 01, 17 1:46 pm     Reply with quote

C

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apctjb

Since 19 Aug 2007
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PostMon May 01, 17 2:21 pm     Reply with quote

B) If the option is dying or accepting a rescue I'll take the rescue, thx. Not saying I will count on a rescue, but grateful if it happens.

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Gman

Since 11 Feb 2006
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Portland
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PostMon May 01, 17 4:07 pm     Reply with quote

A - hold my beer and watch this!


How timely - Go Crane Girl !!!

https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2017/04/27/crane-climber-expected-in-court-thursday.html

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BioDude83

Since 22 Aug 2015
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PostMon May 01, 17 9:53 pm     Reply with quote

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dwaynej

Since 09 Sep 2013
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PostTue May 02, 17 6:21 am     Reply with quote

B... carry a marine radio and sometimes a epirb when offshore. I would do everything to rescue myself before calling Coast Guard for assistance.

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Mrlaroo

Since 02 Jan 2007
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Bend
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PostTue May 02, 17 2:42 pm     Reply with quote

B

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pollywog

Since 07 Aug 2009
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Columbia City
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PostWed May 03, 17 8:29 pm     Reply with quote

B
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Gruszeczka

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PostThu May 04, 17 2:51 am     Reply with quote

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stringy

Since 23 Jun 2006
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PostThu May 04, 17 7:20 am     Reply with quote

b
I've been rescued by sheriff, more than once, I even had to call 911 for a friend this winter when conditions changed on the river.
I like to go where rescue ron goes because he has a ski

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pauls

Since 20 Jun 2005
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Portland
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PostThu May 04, 17 8:36 am     Reply with quote

Next time i'm whining about my long swim in at Stevenson i'll think about this - www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-39802553

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cdub25

Since 04 Jun 2015
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PostThu May 04, 17 10:01 am     Reply with quote

B

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