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I am the “bystander” Menderman

- by - January 18, 2013 - 12:29 America/New_York - 3 Comments

I headed to the “Point” Wednesday evening to sip a chilly pop and watch the sunset like I do many evenings (file footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jE6KCKizFg ), and was watching a sailboat coming across the bar. Things did not go well for the sailors and they ended up aground listing 40 degrees with waves crashing over the boat in the twilight, so I called the Coast Guard. The station is within sight, so thankfully it didn’t take long for the rescue. They were aboard the USCG boat by 7:15 PM. I did however create quite a carbon footprint! 2 Boats, several rescue vehicles and a helicopter were deployed! Note: Two videos at link.

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  1. Kairn

    January 18th, 2013

    As you well know from my own recent experience as a ‘bystander’ to an emergency situation, there was a reason for your presence to be there at the ‘Point’ that evening. There was a reason why you frequent the ‘Point’ on many occasions so that it is as familiar a place to you as your own living room. And because of that you are quite aware of what is right and what seems very wrong. You did not hesitate to call for help and that very well may have saved a life, or two, or three.

    Everything has meaning beyond what we initially recognize. And there is always deeper meaning to how and why these types of events sometimes play out in our lives and the lives of perfect strangers when our paths intersect on what seems like an ordinary day suddenly turned upside down.

    I am glad for you, that chilly soda pop, and your desire to watch a beautiful sunset with a cellphone in your pocket on that particular day. It was all exactly how God wanted it to be.

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  2. Claudia

    January 18th, 2013


    You’re a heeerow!

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  3. MaryfromMarin

    January 19th, 2013


    I definitely agree with Kairn and Claudia!

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