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nick keighley's Avatar Jump to comment 13 by nick keighley

Comment 5 by Mark Ribbands :

Hmm…Whilst I applaud the reckless courage of people who, perhaps unnecessarily, put themselves in such a position – be it lone yachtsmen/women, blokes in bathtubs rowing the Atlantic, stratospheric balloonists, or, my personal favourite, aficionados of extreme ironing – never forget the equal courage of the crews who then need to fly SAR aircraft in, by definition, spectacularly dangerous meteorological conditions to rescue them.I’m assuming something of the Devil’s advocate position, but is it acceptable for extreme sports-people to expect others to subsequently endanger themselves in rescue attempts?

and who pays for it? Helicoptors don't run on fresh air

Sat, 09 Jun 2012 09:23:37 UTC | #946533