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Took a day trip to Democrat Point (SouthShore Long Island) again today. Beautiful day. Lots of TC's out on the beach.
It was a GOOD day for SOME....

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And a BAD day for OTHERS.

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I talked with the TC owner. He got stuck last nite at the shoreline. Mother nature had its way with his truck & TC. A few passerby's never stopped to try & give him a hand as the tide was coming in. The truck camper & truck were separated during the nite in the pounding surf. A tragedy to a very nice guy I might add.

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The guy driving that tow truck would be looking for a paramedic.........


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Doesn't look like the tow truck is up to the task.


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Was surprised to see that "C" out there. Was it 4X4, or is the sand just hard enough in some areas? I don't know if I'd want to go out on the beach with my "C"....heck, it almost gets stuck on the side of the house!!

Nice pictures...lots of nice TCs.....and oh so sorry to see that torn up one!!
I got stuck at the shore once (with 4X4) and the tide came in....all you could see, was my CB antenna! A total loss for the Insurance Co. I feel that guys pain. Was he able to get the truck away and save that?


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Yeah I was surprised to see that C out there as well. He was setup very sweet. Definately was & need 4X4.
-The tow truck recovered the pickup & slide in (separately) from the (now low tide) shore. They were hooked to the bumper of the Lance when it tore off, blocking the access road, when I came upon it. It was then loaded onto a flatbed once it reached the pavement.

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SUPERBASH wrote:

I talked with the TC owner. He got stuck last nite at the shoreline. Mother nature had its way with his truck & TC. A few passerby's never stopped to try & give him a hand as the tide was coming in. The truck camper & truck were separated during the nite in the pounding surf. A tragedy to a very nice guy I might add.

Did he actively signal for help? These days too many assume people are fine with a cell phone to get help. Or if just digging himself out might seem OK. He should have really been panic waving people down for help in addition to the self recovery efforts.

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Hey...thats me in the seventh pic! I'm still here, going to catch a few winks before catching few fish with any luck. That was a sad sight watching that rig get dragged to the scrap heap, you have to stay on your toe's out here and above the high water mark at all times.

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That's just such a shame that no one tried to help him out. I keep a 25' recovery strap in my truck all the time. If he was at the surf line I'm sure you'd one several lengths but I'm sure others would have one too.

No matter how deep you are, putting 3 or 4 trucks yanking at once should be able to pop someone out.





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I agree, you NEVER leave someone behind!! Truck looks like it might be savable @ least. At least the body looks ok.

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Yeah a lot of the "weekend SUV wheelers" will just drive by without caring. The hardcore heavy duty four wheelers to give a hand might not of been around that night. And I'm not sure how fast the tide came in. When the tow truck got there (I believe the nite before), everything was already surrounded by the water.

-Hey Sand Lizard. I had a feeling I would get some pics of some local TC Forum members! Nice rig. Nice setup. Lets see some LIVE pics if you can. I hadda leave. I was getting a little too dark ( & maybe a little too chubby !) [emoticon]

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