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BEERMAN
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Re: What was her name?............ [Re: Kennys]
      #1738947 - 07/18/17 04:54 PM (198.41.53.29)

I wouldn't make drastic multimillion dollar projects out of this. I understand that the beach comes and goes with weather conditions, but the road remains intact. Constructing a narrow, maybe 10 foot wide safe walking path along the road on the beach side could also allow for vendor locations as well. I enjoyed seeing local artists display their items on the rocks, they could also benefit from additional safe space. They could keep the center wide open, yet posted with warnings allowing people easy access to the soft sandy beach. With a continuous fence along the road you would take away 99% of the urge to run from the beach to the inside fence, that apparently would be a good thing. RIP Gayleen McEwan.

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pat
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Re: What was her name?............ [Re: BEERMAN]
      #1738948 - 07/18/17 05:01 PM (75.133.113.202)

Beerman,

You may or may not haxpve experienced it, but the 'beach' often is tossed up and over the concrete wall and into the road, often causing heavy machinery to be called in to put the sand back where it belongs.

What happened was a terrible tragedy but sadly, it was one which was just waiting to happen and the only surprise to many is that it took this long.

I strongly doubt there is a good and at the same time, a reasonably priced solution to this problem but it would be nice, for sure.

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pat



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BEERMAN
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Re: What was her name?............ [Re: pat]
      #1738952 - 07/18/17 05:16 PM (198.41.53.29)

I haven't seen that, but good engineers/designers could come up with perhaps a tapered apron area with removable fence sections to run heavy equipment to relocate sand on those occasions? Let's face it, even with the design in my head...an individual could still fall and strike their head on the walkway with or without curbs. Signs stating "NO STANDING DURING TAKEOFFS $1 Million dollar fine!" Won't keep people away.

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Bob_Dot
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Re: What was her name?............ [Re: SXMSAMMY]
      #1738957 - 07/18/17 05:38 PM (24.250.61.63)

Obviously you do not frequent Mary's Boon. Put all that traffic on the road and Karacter can pick up their bus and go somewhere, but not if you stay at the resort.

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fabila
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Re: What was her name?............ [Re: BEERMAN]
      #1738959 - 07/18/17 06:21 PM (148.74.249.46)

A very thoughtful post.

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Re: What was her name?............ [Re: BEERMAN]
      #1738967 - 07/18/17 07:14 PM (24.209.195.61)

Unless there would be some very deep and substantial pilings put in, a sidewalk would likely not last long. The coming and going of the sand/beach would likely damage it severely in short order. Under the current beach/sand is huge boulders to attempt to keep as much beach there as possible but it still comes and goes at the will of Mother Nature.

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BeachKitten
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Re: What was her name?............ [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1738983 - 07/18/17 09:15 PM (96.231.206.165)

Exactly. At times there are only boulders and no sand.

A storm puts the sand in the road. Hurricanes have put sand on the runway.

It is personal responsibility IMO.

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o2bnsxm
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Re: What was her name?............ [Re: BeachKitten]
      #1738985 - 07/18/17 09:30 PM (65.13.175.190)

Let me remind everyone that this is the only fatality that has ever occurred. While one is too many, especially to those who loved and will miss her, it is impractical to expect a financially strapped Govt to make million dollar changes to roads and build tunnels to prevent something that has never occurred until this isolated (but tragic) incident.

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o2bnsxm
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Re: What was her name?............ [Re: o2bnsxm]
      #1738987 - 07/18/17 09:32 PM (65.13.175.190)

And.... no matter what measures are taken, some will find ways to circumvent the safety measures to "get their picture on the net". Human nature (and alcohol) is a strong force that causes people to do things they regret, if they live to regret them.

Edited by o2bnsxm (07/18/17 09:33 PM)


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SXMBND
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Re: What was her name?............ [Re: BeachKitten]
      #1738988 - 07/18/17 09:32 PM (75.143.19.148)

Tragic event....... adults make their own choices in life. No need to reinvent the wheel here folks.

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