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Gulf Shores: 4 drownings in 24 hours, all beaches closed





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re: Gulf Shores: 4 drownings in 24 hours, all beaches closed


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all beaches closed


i would not be happy if i was currently there.






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hendersonshands
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re: Gulf Shores: 4 drownings in 24 hours, all beaches closed


I was in Destin last week. The waves were the biggest I've ever seen out there.





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genro
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re: Gulf Shores: 4 drownings in 24 hours, all beaches closed


You can't go in the water. You can still go on the beach





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KingRanch
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re: Gulf Shores: 4 drownings in 24 hours, all beaches closed


Well hell





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genro
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I was in Destin last week. The waves were the biggest I've ever seen out there.

Yep. And there were man-o-war out also. We found a few dozen washed up






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TH03
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re: Gulf Shores: 4 drownings in 24 hours, all beaches closed


damn, 2 of them are from the 2 towns I grew up in.

sad to hear regardless






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hendersonshands
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re: Gulf Shores: 4 drownings in 24 hours, all beaches closed


Yeah someone I was with said they saw one washed up early in the morning. Wednesday night was fun watching the tide start to come in.





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saturday
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And there were man-o-war out also




oh hell no






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NOX
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Very sad to hear. Father of 2 yr old drowned last year when we were there with his wife and child on the beach...terrible stuff.





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shutterspeed
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re: Gulf Shores: 4 drownings in 24 hours, all beaches closed


Never experienced major riptide events. Can't even imagine.





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genro
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re: Gulf Shores: 4 drownings in 24 hours, all beaches closed


On Memorial day saturday the SO and I swam out to the second sandbar and walked around.

By the following wednesday both the first and second bar were completely GONE. It was crazy.



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Btrtigerfan
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re: Gulf Shores: 4 drownings in 24 hours, all beaches closed


By this measure, Baton Rouge should be closed until people quit getting killed.





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Winkface
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re: Gulf Shores: 4 drownings in 24 hours, all beaches closed


Dang. Spent the weekend in orange beach and didn't have any problems, thank goodness. The rays were everywhere. Cool to see from a few feet away. Not so cool when then come up right next to you out of nowhere.





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Lsuhoohoo
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re: Gulf Shores: 4 drownings in 24 hours, all beaches closed


I know Matt Hattaway (the guy from Bossier). He apparently went in to save his fiance's younger brother and got pulled out with the tide


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tracytiger
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re: Gulf Shores: 4 drownings in 24 hours, all beaches closed


It was storming yesterday. It was not a wise decision to get in the water.





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TH03
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re: Gulf Shores: 4 drownings in 24 hours, all beaches closed


that's sad. what a shame





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Burt Reynolds
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Yep. And there were man-o-war out also. We found a few dozen washed up


I didn't know those lived on the gulf coast. Were they purple?






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Lsuhoohoo
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re: Gulf Shores: 4 drownings in 24 hours, all beaches closed


It is. Matt just got engaged a few months ago. Was by all accounts a great guy.





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tiger91
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re: Gulf Shores: 4 drownings in 24 hours, all beaches closed


We were in Destin 2 weekends ago ... BIG waves on Saturday. Saw what I thought was a jelly but it was bluish/purplish. Someone told me that was a man o war (or whatever). Yikes.

Have some friends at Fort Morgan now ... bummer.






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