Death Helicopter

Death Helicopter

This long beach looks like an inviting place till the helicopter shows up. This means that there has been a death or someone is missing. The beach where we live is a very long beach at low tide. If you are brave enough you can walk out a quarter mile on the sand and mud if you take the proper path. We have fisherman who have laid traps out in these parts of the beach but they know what they are doing. These tourist that visit for the day or the weekend have no idea of the dangers. The city will provide life guards on popular holidays to try and keep the tourist safe. It is very popular for the tourist to spend the day drinking on the beach sitting under a large umbrella for the shade. It looks like a holiday paradise till a drunk individual wades way out on to the beach. It is here the harsh reality that this is a river beach with tides that change 12 foot in just three hours. The tide can come in very quick and since it is a river the current is pulling out from the beach. This is when people are sweep away by the water. This is when the helicopter is called in because the life guards are not going to risk their life in these dangerous waters. The helicopter will fly low to the water all around the island two or three times looking for the body. If it does not find it in three passes they seem to give up and head back to their base.

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