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Old 01-14-2020, 4:13 PM
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Was saddened to hear one of my fishing buddies was missing and they called off the search. If you notice the description of what he was wearing it wasnít a life jacket and he was solo. Use the buddy system and the huge array of modern safety gear we have available to us. A SPOT GPS device might of saved his life.

Kale was a wild man and a beast of an athlete. If anyone could of made a 5 mile swim in 40 degree water it would of been him. He was a hardcore diver, spearfisherman, and all around waterman.
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Old 01-14-2020, 4:29 PM
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Last seen at a hospital? Did he work there?
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Old 01-14-2020, 4:47 PM
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Old 01-14-2020, 5:07 PM
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Dang. I am a kayaker and don't always wear a life vest, but the ocean is a must-wear environment. Any place where swimming to shore easily could present a problem. Rough rivers, large lakes and of course the ocean.

Hope they find your friend.
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Old 01-14-2020, 5:09 PM
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Sorry for your loss , and may live on gloriously in the stories you tell of him
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Old 01-14-2020, 5:19 PM
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Last seen at a hospital? Did he work there?
Visiting his girlfriend who I think did.
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Sorry man. Peace.
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Dang. I am a kayaker and don't always wear a life vest, but the ocean is a must-wear environment. Any place where swimming to shore easily could present a problem. Rough rivers, large lakes and of course the ocean.

Hope they find your friend.
Why don't you always wear a life vest? Serious non judgemental question.
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Old 01-14-2020, 11:13 PM
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Sucks, sorry!
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Why don't you always wear a life vest? Serious non judgemental question.
Places where a few dogpaddles get you to shore, with no risk of waves or current. Personal choice. I can swim.
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Old 01-14-2020, 11:41 PM
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Off of Morro bay you can last a hour or before hypothermia sets in up in BC everyone wears insulated flotation suits it's so cold you have minutes .
Sorry you lost your friend.
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When did he go missing. If he went in the water that was under 50 degrees he had a short while before hypothermia claimed him. PFD would have made recovery easier. I where an inflatable pfd or a stearns vest when kayaking.
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Very sorry for the loss of your friend Mike.

Last reported sighting was in a hospital so that would explain not wearing a PFD.
After working SAR in the Coast Guard for four years the one thing I was most amazed at was people's complacency regarding the ocean.
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Very sorry. I lost a friend in Sitka just last October.

Reach out and tell your friends and loved ones what they mean to you, say kind words, make efforts to stay in touch. The only thing we can do is console each other and grow from our losses.
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I free dive and spear fish. Never go alone. Itís sometimes hard to find a spotter or anyone to go with who can make sure you come up.
Sorry for your loss.
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Sorry for your loss.
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So sorry
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It's a bummer to hear that news. Kale was a diving buddy of a good friend of mine. I understand that he was a hard charger.
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Old 01-15-2020, 3:52 PM
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It's a bummer to hear that news. Kale was a diving buddy of a good friend of mine. I understand that he was a hard charger.
He was commercial urchin and sea cucumber diving up there and those guys said he was gnarly in the water. It doesnít get any tougher than that.
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A crab boat I was on would switch over to diving just to hit the cucumber season on Kodiak.. knarly stuff under the surface like that ... like stepping on a 400# class halibut ... scare the crap out of anyone
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Those commercial divers are gnarly. Someone would come up locked up from the bends and they would just throw them back down for another hour on a tether as the next guys went to work.
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I pick up a Kayaker or two in San Francisco bay every year. After the first one . I started keeping eye out. The Tides can be crazy . Hope your friend is found . Sending prayers for finding him alive.
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