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Drowning

Georgia
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Drowning

My brother drowned here in a calm day riptide in 2013. Excellent physical condition and Eagle Scout. Hundreds of people drown in the Costa Rica riptides every year. Do not swim if you go here even if you think you have mastered the ocean. The Pacific here will kill you on a nice sunny day.

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1. Re: Drowning

My condolences. And yes, rip tides are a serial killer in Costa Rica. Ocean and sand beaches ... always follow beach warnings, swim where there are beach rescue patrols and always have a pair of eyes watching you from the beach.

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2. Re: Drowning

Agree with XELAS…and also my symphony for you and your family…ocean is tricky…very tricky

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