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Details released on drowning of mother, child

Original post made on Jul 1, 2009

A mother and her young daughter who drowned after a strong current yanked them into the Pacific Ocean from Montara State Beach on Monday were nearly able to make it back to shore, but the riptide was too powerful, a sheriff's lieutenant said Tuesday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, July 1, 2009, 10:19 AM

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Posted by Rez
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on Jul 1, 2009 at 8:22 pm

Such an awful tragedy. My deepest sympathy and prayers go out the family. Something like this can happen so quickly and unexpectedly. I hope everyone will take extra care when visiting the beaches this summer. The oceans off our coast are especially deceiving. I have been caught off guard several times by the power of the waves that roll in. I grew up on Atlantic coast beaches and could always see the difference between rough waters and calm waters (though there were still tragedies there too).


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