Stupidity file…

With people so obviously wasting expensive rescue resources through their stupidity, it’s maybe time we started looking at user pays…

“The ridiculously small dinghy with two men on board had no motor, and just two useless paddles. Carried out of the Tukituki River mouth and swept out to sea, the men – with no lifejackets or emergency gear – would have had little chance of reaching shore.”

http://stuff.co.nz/4604127a10.html

Every few months some complete morons actions result in lengthy and expensive ‘rescue’ searches. These people potentially put others who genuinely get into trouble through no fault of their own, at risk.

Rescue services should be able to charge people who willfully put themselves at risk by not taking accepted precautions, and so having to be rescued.

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