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RP Life

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Update for cholla bay:

They confirm the death of three people of the male sex. Events that occurred in "La Choya".

The first two people aged 23 and 47, the last person found so far has not been identified.

Another female person has been transferred to the General Hospital.

The three people who died this afternoon, Sunday, August 16, are residents of Puerto Peñasco.
 

Mexico Joe

Cholla Bay 4 Life
2 brothers were tragically taken falling off jet ski without life vests from what I can gather. People tried to help but the current was running fast.
Probably PELICAN POINT. I personally saved two people's lives and ED B can attest to the story as we later found out that he's friends with them. Right off the point on high tide weekends that whole area off of the point becomes super turbulent. I call it the WASHING MACHINE. If the tide is going out and you're swimming there you have to pay attention to how far you're getting off of the rocks because you're not going to be able to swim against it. Secondly, if you EVER land in water without life jacket and are tired or can't swim against the current you need to turn onto your back and float. This will save your life. I'm assuming these people sadly didn't know how to swim or else they panicked and kept trying to swim and took water into the lungs. Don't panic, turn onto back and float. It's something they teach 2 year olds in swim class. The other method is never try to swim directly back to the shore into the current. It's a proper technique to swim parallel to the shore as you gradually cut the angle back into shore.

The people I saved that were friends with ED B went for a swim with no life jackets and just a small inter tube that they had put their small dog in. The current pulled them too far off of the rocks and the tide was going out on a big tide weekend. Recipe for disaster. From a distance I did NOT think it was normal for people to be swimming that far off of the rocks and had the intuition to paddle over to investigate. Sure enough they were now a hundred yards off of the rocks being pulled out to sea. They were frantically trying to swim with one arm and hang on to the tube and dog with the other. I pulled up and the lady was hysterical. I told them don't worry I will make sure you get back on land just calm down and I immediately told them that please do not try and hang on to the kayak or tip me because I'm paralyzed from waist down and then we'd all be fucked. They listened to everything I told them. I tied a rope to them and the tube. I bet I paddled a quarter of a mile towing a 2 people and a dog behind the kayak with just ARM POWER. Every stroke felt like max effort and I did that for FORTY FIVE MINUTES.... I was pouring sweet off of my face. At one point the lady thought I wasn't going to be able to do it because she said it looked like we weren't even moving but I had the good GPS fish finder on the yak that day and I reassured her that I was making progress at a meager .5 MPH.... Sure enough I got them back on the rocks. Years later at a house gathering in CB I meet ED B and we start talking about kayak and fishing and what not. I start telling him this story and he goes wait, YOU'RE THE GUY?! The whole evening other's that knew this couple were coming up to talk about how I was the guy they'd heard about in this story who saved their friends. Yep... LOL

This was a real life or death situation. Not one where maybe they would have died. They would have died. Period.
 

brokenwave

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Edited with updated info:

It happened to the right of JJ's from the look of the pic, homes on the bay and Comp hill is visible.
2 people fell off a Jet ski (guy and girl) or were hit by another Jet ski? that put them into the water? Still some confusion

2 guy's swam out to help the people from the Jet ski who were struggling in the water without life vests on.
They saved the girl, they went out again for the guy and all 3 were swept out by the fast out going current and drowned.
The girl is in the hospital.
 

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kahunito

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Awesome Story MJ! I towed some drunks (friends) from a house boat to the Marina Bar at Lake Powell in a kayak and had to get help to pee the next day.
 

Mexico Joe

Cholla Bay 4 Life
Edited with updated info:

It happened to the right of JJ's from the look of the pic, homes on the bay and Comp hill is visible.
2 people fell off a Jet ski (guy and girl) or were hit by another Jet ski? that put them into the water? Still some confusion

2 guy's swam out to help the people from the Jet ski who were struggling in the water without life vests on.
They saved the girl, they went out again for the guy and all 3 were swept out by the fast out going current and drowned.
The girl is in the hospital.
Looks more like Tucson Beach to me. Isn't that the Pinacates in the distant haze? Could be black mountain but hard to see with that photo.
 

Mexico Joe

Cholla Bay 4 Life
Edited with updated info:

It happened to the right of JJ's from the look of the pic, homes on the bay and Comp hill is visible.
2 people fell off a Jet ski (guy and girl) or were hit by another Jet ski? that put them into the water? Still some confusion

2 guy's swam out to help the people from the Jet ski who were struggling in the water without life vests on.
They saved the girl, they went out again for the guy and all 3 were swept out by the fast out going current and drowned.
The girl is in the hospital.
If it happened in the bay I'm not buying the swept out part. Even on extreme tide weekends the water isn't moving too hard over by JJ's... Now Pelican or Pinto Point, way different. The water does suck and swirl over there. If it happened in the bay it's possible that they were hit unconscious with no jacket, you're not floating. Unless they didn't know how to swim. Sad to hear though. Small community in Cholla Bay. Wonder if they were related to anyone in CB?
 

brokenwave

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Joe, that's what the translated post said, The post also said they were from Penasco.
No life vests, perhaps drinking involved and poor swimming abilities, could have been part of this sad situation.
Who really knows
 

Mexico Joe

Cholla Bay 4 Life
Joe, that's what the translated post said, The post also said they were from Penasco.
No life vests, perhaps drinking involved and poor swimming abilities, could have been part of this sad situation.
Who really knows
Yea so I saw more pics and it was inside the bay in front of JJ's boat ramp area. It has to be a lack of swimming ability. No current over there. Sad for sure. Especially if these guys were just trying to help.
 

Kenny

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I hauled more than a few out of the water while living in S Cali and most of them were calm, almost, but the two that were frantic were the most memorable and dangerous. They'd stand on your head to save themselves.
 
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