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Old Thursday, October 5th, 2006, 06:13 PM
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yesterday 2 tourists drowned when they went out past the breakwater at baby beach. i know we have mentioned this before but that area can have some very very rough water especially at high tide.

please don't be tempted to do something foolish. it's not exactly the way to end a vacation.
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Old Friday, October 6th, 2006, 04:41 PM
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Do you know where I can find information on this? I'm looking for my friend and her husband...
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Old Friday, October 6th, 2006, 04:56 PM
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check this thread:

http://bb.visitaruba.com/showthread.php?t=5344


there's a link to an article and the translation of that article. so far i have found nothing with the people's names. i pray for your sake and theirs that it isn't your friends. keep us informed please.

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Old Friday, October 6th, 2006, 10:59 PM
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Following is the article and the translation

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A touristic couple that arrived on Aruba yesterday and that were staying at the Marriott both drowned at Baby Beach after they went snorkeling.

According to information and some witnesses, they could see that the couple was having problems and jumped into the water to resque them.

At the onset, the man was having problems and his female partner went in to assist him, however this turned out to take a turn for the worse since she also drowned

The locals that were able to bring them to dry land tried to give them first aid assistance and mouth to mouth help while the police were on their way, however when the doctor arrived, he pronounced them both as passed away.

This is surely a great shock to the family of the deceased. The police took declarations from all of the witnesses as well as those that tried to rescue them. The DIARIO extends much strength for the family and friends of the deceased.

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ORANJESTAD(AAN):Un pareha turista cu a yega Aruba y ta kedando na Marriott a muri hoga na Baby beach despues cu nan a bay snorkel.

Segun informacion haya ta bisa cu algun testigo a mira e pareha aki den problema, y nan a bula na awa mesora pa sacanan.

E homber primeramente a haya problema pa cual motibo e señora tambe lo a bay yuda aparentemente, pero esaki a Sali di malo pasobra e tambe a hoga.

Hendenan local cu a logra yuda trece curpanan tera a yuda duna prome auxilio mientras cu ambulance y polis tabata na caminda, pero esaki no a yuda pasobra dokter finalmente a bin pa constata morto.

Esaki sigur ta un sla fuerte pa e famia di e pareha turista aki. Recherche y polis a tuma declaracion di tur esnan cu a mira algo y mescos esnan cu a yuda. Di DI ARIO ta bay hopi forza na e famianan.
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Old Monday, October 9th, 2006, 09:57 AM
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Thank you for sending this, I really appreciate it. Very sadly, this was my friend and her husband so I do hope people listen to the safety warning that you posted.
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Old Monday, October 9th, 2006, 10:03 AM
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Thank you for sending this, I really appreciate it. Very sadly, this was my friend and her husband so I do hope people listen to the safety warning that you posted.

I am so very sorry to hear this. You have my deepest sympathies.
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Old Monday, October 9th, 2006, 11:49 AM
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Thank you for sending this, I really appreciate it. Very sadly, this was my friend and her husband so I do hope people listen to the safety warning that you posted.
I am very sorry to hear this was your friends, khair! My deepest sympathies to you!
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Old Monday, October 9th, 2006, 04:49 PM
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couldn't this thread have been worded a little less 'intriguingly?
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huh? what in the world do you mean?

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couldn't this thread have been worded a little less 'intriguingly?
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Old Monday, October 9th, 2006, 07:12 PM
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I dont think "A Safety Warning" could be any clearer!
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Old Monday, October 9th, 2006, 07:18 PM
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We heard about this on the beach from others. Very sad and tragic. We were told many versions of this and now I see the truth.

My gut aches for the family and I am very sorry for their loss.
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Old Tuesday, October 24th, 2006, 01:19 PM
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Sadly, the couple who drowned were very close friends. I was wondering if anyone could translate an article or know where I could find a Good translator, cause most of us back in the states are having a hard time understanding how the 2 drowned. If anyone can help, please message me. thank you.
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Old Tuesday, October 24th, 2006, 01:29 PM
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obviously, our prayers go out to you and all of the couple's family and friends.

there are members who are aruban and will be able to translate when they come on line. however, we do know some information.

they were snorkeling at a spot called baby beach. it is a safe area inside of the breakwater. there are very few waves and no undertow. however, on occasion some people decide that it looks safe outside of the breakwater area. in order to get there you must swim thru what looks like the open bottom of a horseshoe. on the other side, depending on the time and tides, you will find fairly calm shallow waters or extremely rough waters with waves hitting rocks and a definite undertow. in order to stay there at the rough times you must be a very strong swimmer.

from what we understand, one of the couple (reports i have heard seem confused on which of them it was) was in distress and the other tried to come to their rescue. unfortunately, the water is not a merciful master.

i wish there were words that any of us could say to make your grief less. but having lost friends and famiy i know that only time will do that. just remember, there are many of us here concerned for all of you.

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Sadly, the couple who drowned were very close friends. I was wondering if anyone could translate an article or know where I could find a Good translator, cause most of us back in the states are having a hard time understanding how the 2 drowned. If anyone can help, please message me. thank you.
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Wow - we go snorkeling at BB all the time. And each time, my husband goes out into those very waters. This is very sobering.... My heart goes out to the family and friends.
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Old Thursday, November 16th, 2006, 08:46 AM
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My sympathies to the family and friends of the departed. What a tragic way to end a vacation. Such sadness and sorrow. May we all learn from this that our time is short and we must always be careful.
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There was another death at Baby Beach. Saturday a family reported on of their party missing. He had gone snorkeling. He was found unconscious on some rocks. His body was pretty battered from the force of the surf. He died in the hospital. He was a tourist.
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Old Monday, May 26th, 2008, 05:42 PM
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I just read this news on another Aruba BB. It is so very sad. My sympathies to this man's family.
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