Man dies after boat capsizes off Southend seafront

Man dies after boat capsizes off Southend seafront

Man dies after boat capsizes off Southend seafront

First published in Local News

A MAN has died after a dinghy capsized off Southend seafront this afternoon.

 An air ambulance landed on Southend seafront after two men were brought to shore by the RNLI.

The pair had to be plucked from the sea near Thorpe Bay yacht club at about 2.30pm today by the RNLI.

A man in his seventies was pronounced dead at the scene.

The second man was taken to Southend Hospital with suspected hypothermia.

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5:08pm Mon 17 Dec 12

madmax1 says...

Thats sad, Another Christmas ruined.
Thats sad, Another Christmas ruined. madmax1
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9:10pm Mon 17 Dec 12

_champagne2 says...

Very sad for this man's family at Christmas but what on earth was he doing in a dinghy in this cold weather at 70 years that's just asking for trouble.
Very sad for this man's family at Christmas but what on earth was he doing in a dinghy in this cold weather at 70 years that's just asking for trouble. _champagne2
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10:02pm Mon 17 Dec 12

JoBrinkman says...

The man who died was my uncle. He was a man who lived each day as if it was his last! He played tennis, was extremely fit but unfortunately, it just goes to show you just how delicate life can be. Rest in peace uncle Jack...you will be missed so very much.
The man who died was my uncle. He was a man who lived each day as if it was his last! He played tennis, was extremely fit but unfortunately, it just goes to show you just how delicate life can be. Rest in peace uncle Jack...you will be missed so very much. JoBrinkman
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7:12am Tue 18 Dec 12

Brunning999 says...

Sad very sad, life is always on a knife edge.

JoeBrinkman has made a very interesting comment, thanks for that.

Joe I think I will learn a lesson in life from you a nice comment.

My thought are with the family.
Sad very sad, life is always on a knife edge. JoeBrinkman has made a very interesting comment, thanks for that. Joe I think I will learn a lesson in life from you a nice comment. My thought are with the family. Brunning999
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12:26pm Tue 18 Dec 12

kitkat wrapper says...

This is really sad. TBYC members?
Hats off to the RNLI volunteers.
This is really sad. TBYC members? Hats off to the RNLI volunteers. kitkat wrapper
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4:41pm Tue 18 Dec 12

A Dad says...

How did this happen? It was dead flat calm yesterday? There was no wind for sailing so were they rowing?
How did this happen? It was dead flat calm yesterday? There was no wind for sailing so were they rowing? A Dad
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5:26pm Tue 18 Dec 12

HadleighBoy says...

A Dad wrote:
How did this happen? It was dead flat calm yesterday? There was no wind for sailing so were they rowing?
I think everyone is assuming Dinghy means sailing dinghy but I think it was a rubber dinghy that was being rowed, by the sounds of it it happened as they were climbing aboard a moored boat. that would make more sense.
[quote][p][bold]A Dad[/bold] wrote: How did this happen? It was dead flat calm yesterday? There was no wind for sailing so were they rowing?[/p][/quote]I think everyone is assuming Dinghy means sailing dinghy but I think it was a rubber dinghy that was being rowed, by the sounds of it it happened as they were climbing aboard a moored boat. that would make more sense. HadleighBoy
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8:10pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Luscious Linda says...

Jack you will be missed by all your colleagues at Southend High School for girls . I will miss your smiling friendly ways R.I.P .
Jack you will be missed by all your colleagues at Southend High School for girls . I will miss your smiling friendly ways R.I.P . Luscious Linda
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9:43am Wed 19 Dec 12

RBart777 says...

The man who died was married to my cousin and the other man in the boat is my uncle. It is a terrible tragedy and my uncle is absolutely distraught. We all know the sea is very unforgiving but i know my uncle would not have taken any chances and had a lifetime of experience around boats and water. They had life jackets and went out on a calm day, apparently on a routine trip. This is a tragic, tragic accident and could not have been helped, it is not something to blame on anyone and age is not a factor as both men were fit and active. My sincerest condolences to his wife and children. We are all thinking of you.
The man who died was married to my cousin and the other man in the boat is my uncle. It is a terrible tragedy and my uncle is absolutely distraught. We all know the sea is very unforgiving but i know my uncle would not have taken any chances and had a lifetime of experience around boats and water. They had life jackets and went out on a calm day, apparently on a routine trip. This is a tragic, tragic accident and could not have been helped, it is not something to blame on anyone and age is not a factor as both men were fit and active. My sincerest condolences to his wife and children. We are all thinking of you. RBart777
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