Coast Guard Rescues Stupid Guy From Jetty
The Times- Standard reports on a rescue of some stupid guy who drove out on the North Jetty despite high surf crashing over the rocks. As one witness pointed out of the truck, "“It was just stopped on the part you shouldn’t even be driving on,”.
This is the sort of thing I was referring to when I asked the question here not long ago as to whether there should be "stupid fines" for people that get themselves in trouble and have to be rescued when it was fairly obvious their actions might get them in trouble to begin with.
I suppose it's easier said than done but this is why I think it would behoove the Coast Guard, or whoever is in charge of the North Jetty, to use signs and barricades when surf conditions are dangerous. That might keep some idiots from having to be rescued. If they go around the barricades to danger areas anyway, that's all the evidence we should need that they were brazenly doing stupid things, were warned, and should be fined if rescue is needed.