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Thread: Tragedy at Baby Beach ?

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    Tragedy at Baby Beach ?

    I do not know the outcome, but here is the link to a drowning/near drowning outside the "bowl" at Baby Beach
    https://24ora.com/persona-den-situac...mo-dunado-cpr/

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    Got caught up in current at Baby Beach the only time we went( our first visit to Aruba in 2004) and almost drowned myself - thank god a man saw me struggling and helped me get out. If you are unaware that there is a strong current there ( as I was) it can be deadly. Baby Beach was a one and done for me.
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    I saw this earlier today.

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    So sad! Saying prays for the family.
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    Really sad. Parents here would always say "the ocean is for the fishes", to warn kids about the dangers.

    Tip for anyone that finds themselves in these situations; let the current take you, do not try to fight against it if you notice the current is too strong(you'll only tire yourself out), once you are "out" of it, swim around that area and back to shore. It dsnt matter if you end up 100's of yards away from where you initially entered the water.

    The current at baby beach, depending on conditions, will extend the to the inner part of the cove. So, you don't have to swim right at the inlet or outside of it for the current to drag you. It starts already when you are getting near it. Even checking it out in Google maps you'll get an idea. Most of the cove is safe, just don't go near the inlet.
    Last edited by Arawak; 12-17-2021 at 03:10 PM.
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    So sad. I used to feel invincible in the water until Mother Nature caught me off guard and knocked me on my butt 3 waves in a row. I now have R.E.S.P.E.C.T. RIP...
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