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Re: What was her name?............ [Re: BeachKitten]
      #1739727 - 07/27/17 06:52 AM (

The electric fence idea would probably be pretty entertaining. Although it would probably cause some new problems.....

I remember growing up in the country and we could always talk one of our "City Folk" cousins into a bet of who could pee over the fence. Entertaining for us, not so much for them.......LOL

Bottom line for me is that none of us are perfect. I feel very bad for Gayleen McEwan and her family. We all do things we probably shouldn't for some type of enjoyment. Maybe it is driving too fast, eating that second piece of pie, having that extra drink, or holding on to the fence. My heart goes out to the family. I'm sure Mom, Wife, Sister, Grandma, Friend, etc. will be deeply missed!


We will back when the island is ready for us!!

This is going to be a long wait, but the reward at the end will be worth it.

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Re: What was her name?............ [Re: mprevo]
      #1739743 - 07/27/17 10:09 AM (

It seems everyone can empathize with what this family has had to go through. Beyond imaginable. Just a nightmare

The setup at the Sunset is unique and makes SXM an attraction like no other place. The area is a bit landlocked making a change in the road a very challenging and expensive proposition. A risk is taken by the thrill seekers who grasp the fence and a tragedy is bound to occur as years pass. Thousands have enjoyed the SXM thrill be it holding the fence of standing in the blast and having their hat blown into the sea. Motorcycle riders take the risk every time they ride without a helmet and there are countless other examples. It is not the fault of St. Martin, it is the result of the poor decision by the individual. The area should be left alone and perhaps more graphic warnings put up in the area. Even a policeman forbidding the practice of holding the fence beats the huge cost of redirecting the traffic.

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