The power of a hurricane

GLENN TUCKER Bangor Daily News Crew aboard a U.S. Coast Guard boat rescues an unidentified man from the ocean off the coast from where he was swept in, near Thunder Hole, as seen from Ocean Drive at Acadia National Park in Maine on Sunday

Girl swept away by Bill wave dies after rescue
Associated Press
Aug. 23, 2009, 8:45PM

The Coast Guard says a 7-year-old girl rescued after being swept away by a large wave during Hurricane Bill in Maine has died.

Three people were rescued at Acadia National Park on Sunday and no others are believed to be missing after the wave washed over a crowd watching the surf.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class James Rhodes said the wave crashed over about 20 people. A man, a 12-year-old girl and the 7-year-old didn’t make it back to shore on their own, but were found by a 47-foot Coast Guard vessel.

The National Hurricane Center says the center of the hurricane was about 400 miles west-southwest of Newfoundland late Sunday afternoon.

The above story was pulled from the Houston Chronicle. Some of the comments were interesting to say the least. Along the gulf coast, hurricanes, and the dangers they present are well known. Not everyone is as fortunate in that aspect.

You just can’t fix stupid.

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