SAFETY FIRST

SAIL - - Letters - – Alan Horoschak, Truth or Con­se­quences, N.M.

Thank you for the fea­ture Stay­ing Alive (July 2017). Many years ago in Hawaii, my wife, Liz, and I had a ra­dio show called BOAT-TALK. One of our guests was the USCG Ma­rine Safety Of­fi­cer from Honolulu. When asked about peo­ple fall­ing over­board, we were told that the usual per­son was a male, hence the term “man” over­board, and that on 90 per­cent of the re­cov­ered bod­ies, the fly was un­done. Warm sun, cold beer and na­ture takes its course. We are now re­tired in the New Mex­ico desert and only have to keep an eye out for rat­tlesnakes look­ing for a nib­ble. Be safe out there.

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