- 02/11/2011 at 6:25 pm #7079
Really couldn’t understand how this would happen. Unless he couldnt swim at all or was weighed down by clothing or something. The shore is so close to anywhere on that wharf.
Guess it just shows how easy something can go wrong around water.
Horrible bad luck.
RIP.02/11/2011 at 7:47 pm #19080
Yep, or he might have paniced, most people can at least doggy-paddle if they can’t swim. Very unlucky.02/11/2011 at 9:30 pm #19082
He might have had a gut full of piss.Water and booze are bad company.02/11/2011 at 10:17 pm #19083BirdlingsflatParticipant
yup its a heads up for us all-mind you single malt is ok…03/11/2011 at 2:19 am #19087
Thats because there is no way you would contemplate opening your mouth and mixing poxy
seawater with nectar of the still.03/11/2011 at 5:50 am #19091
Apparently he was wearing heavy work boots, denim jeans and jacket and a polar fleece. And police say alcohol ‘may’ have been involved. Is that wharf actually used as a wharf or just used by people fishing etc? I wonder if they could put safety rails around it or something..03/11/2011 at 8:59 am #19094MiliwolfParticipant
Its used as a wharf.03/11/2011 at 9:04 am #19095
I hope the council doesn’t go over the top and do something stupid like ban fishing at night on the wharf.03/11/2011 at 9:06 am #19096St_PaulParticipant
Its a working wharf so rails wouldn’t work. I can’t see why his mate couldn’t have used a rod to help guide him to the steps. in the photo below you can see the steps toward the bottom left.
10/11/2011 at 11:31 am #19216
Seems odd too me the steps lead right to the water, I heard he hung onto a pile for an hour , in his defense he was a tad weathered 54. So may not have been physically able to swim and being loaded on piss wouldn’t help
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