Two Canadian tourist drown Cabo San Lucas

Old Feb 4th, 2011, 10:30 AM
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Two Canadian tourist drown Cabo San Lucas

Two Canadians drowned while with family at Cabo San Lucas. The couple were swimming at Playa Divorcio when a wave washed them out to sea. Efforts to save Linda McDougall failed. Her husband Dale McDougall was located by the Mexican Navy. Playa Divorcio which is near cabo San Lucas is known for strong currents.
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Of course this is very sad news. But it is also no secret how very dangerous many of the beaches are at the tip of the Baja.
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Amazing run of bad luck for the Canadians these past few days. Love that the website is called *current* events!
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OK less than 15-second on a Google search using that beach name I found this:

"This stretch of clean white sand is located on the Pacific coast a short walk from Lover's Beach. Divorce Beach or Playa del Divorcio is great for sunbathing and relaxing, but it is very dangerous to swim on this beach. There are strong currents, crashing waves and rips tides there. Stay out of the water along this beach."

So while a tragedy... THEY DIDN'T BELONG IN THE WATER.
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You can see this everyday on dangerous beaches everywhere. People sometimes just are not bright when on Vacation. They take chances they would never at home. A lady drowned on our coast here this AM when she tried to rescue her dog which also drowned in 10 foot high waves..
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The news actually didn't get this story right at the first go around. Linda and Dale were on vacation with their daughter, son in law and three grandkids and were NOT swimming. They were standing on the beach, as many tourists do and were swept in by a rogue wave. The whole family except the son in law were swept in, Dale made it out but went back in to rescue his wife. They were big family people and would never put their family at risk by swimming in an area where you are not supposed to.
The first go around of stories didn't even have their names right. If you want the real story, look at the recent articles in the Calgary Herald and the Toronto Star.
Dale was an employee of Metro Ford for 25 years and my husband has worked with him for 15 years. What is being reported on this website is not the real story- this is a tragedy and not a case of people being irresponsible. I urge you to read the truth in the news now.
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