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THE CURMUDGEON EXPRESS

Sunday, January 13, 2013

YAHBOO NEWS


"Search and Rescue officer John Dixon says since the man went out to sea on Thursday an extensive search has taken place and the search and rescue team have covered a 300 square metre area with helicopters and also searched with boats, divers and foot searches of the coast."

This was reported today by Yahoo News relating to a missing fisherman on the Wairarapa coast.

Web news is taking over from the traditional channels but as yet doesn't have the same standards that the others (used to) have.

Surely the dingbat who wrote this could have imagined 300 square metres (50 metres x 6 metres ) and thought that it was quite a small area - not enough room for helecopters, boats and foot searches.



3 comments:

  1. But if the silly buggers don't wear life jackets i don't think I'd bother too much either!

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