What Would You Have Done?

Just before posting today we were alerted to the stunning video below. It is a classic example of being in the wrong place at the wrong time — something many longtime sailors can relate to.

All we know about the incident is that the sloop (name yet unknown) somehow got inside the surf line yesterday evening off Redondo Beach’s King Harbor Pier, and its crew were unable to work back out to sea.

Video courtesy Kakek Tube

According to Holly Scott’s Facebook post, where we first saw it, first responders from the L.A. County Fire Department, Lifeguard Division were called to the scene around 7 p.m., and four people were rescued. We certainly hope none were seriously injured. 

There are always ‘lessons learned’ from such mishaps. So tell us, what would you have done if you found yourself slipping dangerously close to shore — or pier pilings — with no easy exit? Write us here.

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