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Submitted: Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 13:39
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We were down at Yeagerup beach and were alerted to a young couples dilema at the mouth of the Warren riverImage Could Not Be Found
And so we all got invlved to get them out but it had to be a long pull from where they were to hard groundImage Could Not Be Found
But after several attempts we got them free....and they sure did appreciate it.Image Could Not Be Found
All those winch and snatch straps were necessary to overcome the distance.....but it worked and another happy ending on another great day at the beach.
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 13:51

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 13:51
I can see why they were glad you helped out LOL

It wold have taken a fair effort to get there let alone get them out.

Cheers Kev
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 18:30

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 18:30
Sometimes you stuff up and its nice to get a bit of help.

"Bogged"

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 19:58

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 19:58
That looked like fun.
Must remember to ask for Bobs phone number and that of his mates all over the country for future reference :-)
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Follow Up By: Rolly - Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 20:06

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 20:06
Restores your faith in humanity a bit, doesn't it, Peter?
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 00:13

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 00:13
It is strange Rolly.
I always say to myself that I'll make a big buck out of the net jerk that I have to rescue from somewhere.

When it happens, I think " bleep , that could easily have been me!" and just smile as I recover another one.

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Reply By: Member - George (WA) - Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 18:36

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 18:36
I was there only 2 weeks ago and the sand up to 40-50 metres out from the river edge was like quick sand. The river was flowing under/ through the sand. Also the Warren river crossing into the ocean was not deep but flowing fast. If you stopped just for a couple of seconds in the stream you would sink down to the chassis. Just shows, pays to walk first. That couple was lucky there was someone to pull them out. Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 20:31

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 20:31
Crossed the river on a number of occasions. Definitely a crossing to walk. First time we did it we walked up and down and across for 15 minutes before we found the right spot. We'd watched a guy in a Nissan Terrano sink down just as he got his front wheels on dry land. Poor bugger had water flowing through the back half of the car before he could get pulled out.

Fortunately it's a popular spot so there usually is somebody available to lend a hand.
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Reply By: Member - evren1 (WA) - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 02:29

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 02:29
Blimey Redbakk,

thought I recognised that big flag on the roof!!!

If I'd known it was you, I would have waded across the river mouth and joined ya for a beer!
We were set up on the other side of the river mouth on Sat and Sun.
Pretty sure I had a chat to the misses and daughter as they floated past us down the river!
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Follow Up By: Member - Redbakk (WA) - Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 17:41

Friday, Jan 30, 2009 at 17:41
Hi Evren1....no that's not me ...I'm the one behind the camera and my troopy is to the left of the picture on hard sand...the guy in the picture is Neil and he was the one who asked me for a hand to help him get the others out.
He did not have enough length so that he could pull from hard sand, I had the extra straps that he needed.
Also I was ready to pull him out if he got into trouble.
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Reply By: get outmore - Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 06:29

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 06:29
heck ill be a bit less complaent with those rivers. ive always found them rock solid like most wet sand.

never crossed the warren there though the couple of times ive been there i just went west
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