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Date: 02/26/07 02:07 AM

55 Responses to Crossing the Sea on a Kayak

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    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 1:17 am
    Link: Crossing the Sea on a Kayak - Guy almost makes it, his kayak is found.
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    lupoligirl Female 18-29
    183 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 2:12 am
    not sure what to say about that...
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    oowusum Female 13-17
    161 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 2:13 am
    That is so sad! It almost made me cry! He was so close. I nearly lost it when I read the part about "help" and "sinking."
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    lupoligirl Female 18-29
    183 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 2:15 am
    i agree. v depressing. creepy picture, though.
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    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2960 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 2:21 am
    That sucks.

    At least he went out doing what he loved doing.

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    Tyrizzle Male 18-29
    908 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 2:40 am
    Hmmm...Usually people who do these sorts of stunts bring boats around them to make sure this kind of thing doesn`t happen don`t they?...Just like that one guy that swam some gulf.
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    lemurarmy Male 18-29
    349 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 2:54 am
    "I want to encourage Finlay to have his dad`s strength, courage and integrity and just to have his dad`s incredible belief that anything is possible."
    That seems like a bad idea given the circumstances...
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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
    4246 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 3:00 am
    Most unfortunate. Still, he knew the risks and did it anyway. More than can be said for some people.
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    lohphat Male 40-49
    63 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 3:26 am
    When you make the decision in your life to have a family, your solo life ends as others now depend on you.

    This tragedy was pointless, senseless, selfish, and most of all: avoidable...now his children will grow up not knowing their father.

    There are real good reasons why you don`t go diving or rock climbing or hiking alone -- especially when other living beings now directly depend on you for their well being and safety.

    Sad. All the way around.

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    FLB Female 18-29
    1229 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 4:08 am
    thats really sad.
    but, I agree with b-hazard, least he was doing what he loved.
    that is one creepy picture
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    240ZettoAKA Female 18-29
    344 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 4:24 am
    Man`s spirit of romantic adventure.

    Very sad....

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    Devi3000 Female 18-29
    1497 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 4:30 am
    This guy is an non-nice individual. He has a three year old kid and he pulls something like this for what? I hope the stupid drater rots in hell. Now his kid is without a dad. The second you have kids, and I mean the drating second, YOUR life is over until that kid is 18 years old. If you don`t like it, DON`T HAVE KIDS. That is the problem with this world today.
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    P-Chanmisao Female 18-29
    228 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 4:59 am
    That picture will haunt me.
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    Legion5 Male 18-29
    439 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 5:33 am
    "Hmmm...Usually people who do these sorts of stunts bring boats around them to make sure this kind of thing doesn`t happen don`t they?...Just like that one guy that swam some gulf." And they are Olympic Atheletes, not weekend record breakers.
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    Legion5 Male 18-29
    439 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 5:35 am
    Also there is a reason why there are two parents and not one, in Modern countries it`s about as likley than not that he would have left his kid due to Divorce rathern than trying to break a record and do something he loved.
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    maples Male 13-17
    1217 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 5:58 am
    a-dddaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaammnnn.
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    bubblebubb Female 18-29
    339 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 6:46 am
    Reminds me of that woman that held in her wee for a wii......... except worse, cos he looked like he had a degree of intelligence and he wasnt doing it for his kid he was doing it for himself

    Idiots

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    Xxayna Female 30-39
    316 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 7:20 am
    What a sad story. Andrew McAuley`s death was a terrible thing, especially for the wife and child he left behind. However, he died doing something positive that he always wished to do. It was a "lifelong ambition," not a passing fancy. So many people give up on their dreams too soon, becoming bitter and regretful as they get older.

    There are many comments already about how selfish he was to do this to his son. I don`t think it`s selfish. I think it`s TRAGIC.

    Selfishness lies in parents who are abusive to their children. The children you hear about on the news that have been starved, burned, molested, raped, beaten, murdered, etc. It lies in parents who choose drugs and drinking over taking care of their children. THAT is the problem with the world today, Devi. And if you`ve ever met any of those kids first hand like I have, you`d agree.

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    animefreak88 Female 13-17
    319 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 8:36 am
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    antdow3 Male 18-29
    946 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 11:13 am
    well said Xxayna

    wer did he get his food/water from?

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    sprink99 Male 30-39
    393 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 12:20 pm
    The guy was an idiot. If you want to do this pointless hero rubbish, do it when you`re single. Now his three year old is going to grow up without a dad. Does the achievment of paddling about for a bit out weigh the loss that his wife and son are going through? Dont think so. Sorry, no sympathy here.
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    jetmark Male 30-39
    1024 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 12:36 pm
    sad. i don`t understand why people take these kinds of risks.
    obviously, i`m not one of those people. r.i.p.
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    bram Male 18-29
    577 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 2:27 pm
    I don`t think he`s selfish. I wouldn`t have taken a risk like that if I had a kid, but I wouldn`t take a risk like that if I didn`t have a kid, so who knows?
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    LaurensK90 Male 13-17
    242 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 2:56 pm
    I agree with xayana. I`d expect him to be some nut with an impulsive idea, but apparently I was wrong. really sad.
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    Minya Female 18-29
    122 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 3:23 pm
    I don`t think it`s selfish at all. Just very sad. And I think his son will probably grow up to be proud of hi father.
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    Minya Female 18-29
    122 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 3:23 pm
    *his
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    AKappy Male 18-29
    2619 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 3:27 pm
    Legion5 you`re an idiot... the reason you have two parents is so that you have a backup when one dies? Growing up is pretty difficult without both a mother and father... they`re each so important in a kid`s development.
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    MikePiano Male 18-29
    1425 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 3:46 pm
    lucky me to have a mother, father AND sister. you know what they say...it is better to have loved and lost to have ever loved at all. terrible. he was so close too.
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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
    3371 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 4:09 pm
    Who ever here is calling this man selfish is just stupid. Just because you have children (and I speak as a loving father) you do not stop following your dreams! It`s a tragedy that this man has died. But dont call him selfish or stupid, just because he took a risk. You could be knocked over walking to work tomorrow. Live life..dont hide from it!
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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
    3371 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 4:14 pm

    And Devi3000

    Wow..just wow! You obviously dont have children or..if you do your obviously one of those psycho parents who live through their children! You dont stop being a parent EVER. You put in everything thats needed..but your still a person who has to have a life!

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    gingernut333 Female 18-29
    1071 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 4:36 pm
    Oh... so sad
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    Vanwa Female 13-17
    357 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 5:28 pm
    Is it just me or does that man seem uuuuuuuugggly? He reminds me of michael jackson.
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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2783 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 6:28 pm
    HE PROBABLY GOT EATEN BY SHARKS
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    zoinks Male 13-17
    438 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 9:11 pm
    "I want to encourage Finlay to have his dad`s strength, courage and integrity and just to have his dad`s incredible belief that anything is possible." sounds like the crocodile hunters daughter saying thAT SHE WANTS TO TEACH PEOPLE THAT THEESE ANIMALS ARNT DANGEROUS! ...HER DADS PROOF OF THAT
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    zoinks Male 13-17
    438 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 9:11 pm
    sorry stupid caps lock....
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    B-Hazard Male 18-29
    2960 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 9:29 pm
    uhhh...a crocodile didn`t kill steve irwin, a stingray did, and he was like the 5th person in the world to die from one.
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    DMDekoth Male 70 & Over
    888 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 9:35 pm
    Huh. Why would he do that? Isn`t raising a kid exciting enough?
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    skypirate Male 18-29
    2345 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 10:33 pm
    whats that on his face? sunscreen?
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11742 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 10:54 pm
    I think it`s sad and selfish. I have no problem with people who want to take risks like that, but don`t have kids if you do. The kid will grow up without a father now and that`s not right. If you`re going to put yourself in dangerous situations don`t have kids until you`re done with it.
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    Belial_87 Male 18-29
    74 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 10:59 pm
    Probably the most badass thing I`ve ever read on iab. It actually is rather heart breaking to know he came so close to doing something that really is rather impressive and incredibally dangerous.
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    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
    1492 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 11:31 pm
    that is so so...i`m not even sure what can be said about something like this...this really hurts my heart...
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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
    3371 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 11:53 pm
    Ok guys..I`m going to explain this one more time for the small minded one`s calling this guy selfish!
    You do not I REPEAT do not stop living your life because you have children. Love and support them, yes! Be there when they need you yes..but stop following your dreams and desires?

    Freddyferret. This guy wanted to set a record. Wanted to prove that something could be done. now look at a fireman. He puts his life on the line everyday. Would you want him to stop because he has kids? What about a truck driver? he could crash and leave his kids behind?
    It can be applied to ANY senario. He took a calculated risked. He planned this for 10 years!

    He was NOT selfish. It`s very sad but stop using the argument that because your a parent you shouldnt do things. Everything has a risk.

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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
    3371 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 11:54 pm
    I`ll add to that - Live life to the max. Anything can happen!
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    lieunym Female 18-29
    458 posts
    February 27, 2007 at 1:03 am
    I agree with Maddog.
    If nobody pursued their dreams after they had kids, then where would we be as a race? People don`t all achieve great things when they`re 18 and younger, you know..
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    lieunym Female 18-29
    458 posts
    February 27, 2007 at 1:03 am
    all = only*
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    notapervert Male 13-17
    2568 posts
    February 27, 2007 at 1:43 am
    sad
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    Shisi Male 18-29
    779 posts
    February 27, 2007 at 4:34 am
    Whoa. I respect the dude for trying. Poor guy.
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    bumblecock Male 18-29
    643 posts
    February 27, 2007 at 7:59 am
    I hope he learned his lesson.
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    philippic Male 18-29
    1704 posts
    February 27, 2007 at 1:21 pm
    R.I.P
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    Invalok Male 18-29
    724 posts
    February 27, 2007 at 1:53 pm
    OfflineTyrizzle

    Hmmm...Usually people who do these sorts of stunts bring boats around them to make sure this kind of thing doesn`t happen don`t they?...Just like that one guy that swam some gulf.
    -----------------------------

    The smart ones do... you don`t attempt to break a world record as dangerous as crossing the ocean alone, you bring some one along with instructions not to help you unless its really critical, like your boat capsizing while your sleeping.

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    antdow3 Male 18-29
    946 posts
    February 27, 2007 at 2:01 pm
    it wasn`t sunscreen, skypirate, it just gets REAL lonely in a kayak in the middle of the ocean

    sorry, that was awful...

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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2783 posts
    February 27, 2007 at 7:41 pm
    NOT SUNSCREEN, IT`S SALT THAT ENCRUSTED ON HIS FACE FROM THE SALTY SEAWATER... AND HE PROBABLY GOT EATEN BY A GREAT WHITE SHARK.
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    Mbirdgurl Female 13-17
    920 posts
    February 28, 2007 at 9:14 pm
    wow.
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    bwahbwah Male 13-17
    982 posts
    May 25, 2007 at 10:12 pm
    oh......my god.
    and by the way; that picture was drating creepy as all hell
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    chaar08 Male 18-29
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    March 12, 2009 at 1:01 pm
    One of the most powerful pictures I have ever seen.

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