Family in dinghy cause scare off Southend coast

First published in Southend

A FAMILY had to be given safety advice after a dinghy they were in was seen floating off the Southend coast.

The coastguard were called out just after 1.20pm on Monday after receiving reports of the incident.

They eventually found the dinghy which had two-year-old onboard on a beach.

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10:36am Tue 20 May 14

VeteranOfMany says...

These cheap and flimsy blowup dinghys are readily sold by the seafront traders, without a care in the world, as to their use, they grab the precious money from cash strapped families, who the proceed into the Thames, without any knowledge of the currents and tide.
Lets not afford blame to those who used it, but think seriously about banning the sale of these inadequate pond boats.
These cheap and flimsy blowup dinghys are readily sold by the seafront traders, without a care in the world, as to their use, they grab the precious money from cash strapped families, who the proceed into the Thames, without any knowledge of the currents and tide. Lets not afford blame to those who used it, but think seriously about banning the sale of these inadequate pond boats. VeteranOfMany
  • Score: 7

11:33am Tue 20 May 14

pembury53 says...

I hope 'captain birdseye' has enough brains to heed that 'advice'
I hope 'captain birdseye' has enough brains to heed that 'advice' pembury53
  • Score: 6

1:49pm Tue 20 May 14

southend_Dave says...

VeteranOfMany wrote:
These cheap and flimsy blowup dinghys are readily sold by the seafront traders, without a care in the world, as to their use, they grab the precious money from cash strapped families, who the proceed into the Thames, without any knowledge of the currents and tide.
Lets not afford blame to those who used it, but think seriously about banning the sale of these inadequate pond boats.
They grab money from cash strapped families?

Lol, are they being forced to buy dinghys then, are they an essential item the family cant do without?

Sorry but if some dummy gets in a dinghy and goes too far out thats their own stupidity.
[quote][p][bold]VeteranOfMany[/bold] wrote: These cheap and flimsy blowup dinghys are readily sold by the seafront traders, without a care in the world, as to their use, they grab the precious money from cash strapped families, who the proceed into the Thames, without any knowledge of the currents and tide. Lets not afford blame to those who used it, but think seriously about banning the sale of these inadequate pond boats.[/p][/quote]They grab money from cash strapped families? Lol, are they being forced to buy dinghys then, are they an essential item the family cant do without? Sorry but if some dummy gets in a dinghy and goes too far out thats their own stupidity. southend_Dave
  • Score: 6

2:14pm Tue 20 May 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

southend_Dave wrote:
VeteranOfMany wrote:
These cheap and flimsy blowup dinghys are readily sold by the seafront traders, without a care in the world, as to their use, they grab the precious money from cash strapped families, who the proceed into the Thames, without any knowledge of the currents and tide.
Lets not afford blame to those who used it, but think seriously about banning the sale of these inadequate pond boats.
They grab money from cash strapped families?

Lol, are they being forced to buy dinghys then, are they an essential item the family cant do without?

Sorry but if some dummy gets in a dinghy and goes too far out thats their own stupidity.
I take it that when you say dummy, your talking about the dummy dinghy ?
These frail boats are not fit for purpose, in the seas, or the tidal Thames.
Those selling any sea going have a duty of care to the consumer, legal action in court would win every time...
[quote][p][bold]southend_Dave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VeteranOfMany[/bold] wrote: These cheap and flimsy blowup dinghys are readily sold by the seafront traders, without a care in the world, as to their use, they grab the precious money from cash strapped families, who the proceed into the Thames, without any knowledge of the currents and tide. Lets not afford blame to those who used it, but think seriously about banning the sale of these inadequate pond boats.[/p][/quote]They grab money from cash strapped families? Lol, are they being forced to buy dinghys then, are they an essential item the family cant do without? Sorry but if some dummy gets in a dinghy and goes too far out thats their own stupidity.[/p][/quote]I take it that when you say dummy, your talking about the dummy dinghy ? These frail boats are not fit for purpose, in the seas, or the tidal Thames. Those selling any sea going have a duty of care to the consumer, legal action in court would win every time... Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 0

6:11pm Tue 20 May 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

Darwin's theory thwarted
Darwin's theory thwarted Living the La Vida Legra
  • Score: 3

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