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    Has anyone ever experienced beach quick sand ??

    This happened to me i was walking along the beach at the waters edge where the wave action ends swinging the coil mostly wet sand i noticed my feet getting deeper in the sand nothing to worry about until i hit a spot where i sank up to my waist in 1 second !!! iam 6-4 tall i felt my self going in deeper each time i was hit by water i had my detector up as high as it could go over my head i FREAKED i managed to lean sideways and crawl over to more firm sand and get out that is a first to, i think if i didn't do what i did i would not being here now telling this iam 61 now and always lived on or near ocean beaches and never seen anything like that .Makes me wonder just how many people just disappear that way ? Kind of scary to say the least .Dd60
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    Re: Has anyone ever experienced beach quick sand ??

    I think somebody had an experience like this last year, just after the beach he was on was replenished. Could be the same thing. Or could be a rookie with a monster scoop didn't fill in a hole.
    Let's keep it positive

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    Re: Has anyone ever experienced beach quick sand ??

    Yes, although my experience related to a mud flat rather than a beach. Our mud gets dry and cracked on the surface, but wet underneath. If you break through the crust, you will fall in to crotch or waist in less than a second. Followed by some very un-dignified all fours crawling back to shore.

    Chip V.

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    Re: Has anyone ever experienced beach quick sand ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Deepdiger60
    This happened to me i was walking along the beach at the waters edge where the wave action ends swinging the coil mostly wet sand i noticed my feet getting deeper in the sand nothing to worry about until i hit a spot where i sank up to my waist in 1 second !!! iam 6-4 tall i felt my self going in deeper each time i was hit by water i had my detector up as high as it could go over my head i FREAKED i managed to lean sideways and crawl over to more firm sand and get out that is a first to, i think if i didn't do what i did i would not being here now telling this iam 61 now and always lived on or near ocean beaches and never seen anything like that .Makes me wonder just how many people just disappear that way ? Kind of scary to say the least .Dd60
    Damn that sounds scary. I have sank before but only like a foot. I read a story once where a guy got into some backcountry with his little skif and the tide went out. He got out to push his boat and instantly sank up to his neck. He said he struggled for a few hours and thought he was done for, but somehow managed to get out by pulling himself and using his boat as leverage.

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    Re: Has anyone ever experienced beach quick sand ??

    Almost lost my kids to it last year.
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    Re: Has anyone ever experienced beach quick sand ??

    Maybe the next time something like this happens, the victim will be with a family member or friend who can get on their cellphone and call the media and the local Police for assistance thus bringing media attention to the hazards of beach renourishment!! Hehee!!

    It would be soooooo nice if a highly publicized "beach quicksand" lawsuit could put a stop to our county and state politicians using the beach renourishment projects to suck up to the rich beachfront property investors that reside along our coasts just to gain their support come election time... make the wealthy property owners pay for there own "renourishment" or better yet, require them all to put in seawalls at their own expense if they choose to live where mother ocean can do them harm. Not to mention that the beachfront property owners should also be responsible and financially liable to clean up ALL of the remains of their property after it gets washed out to sea and all over OUR beaches!!! I don't appreciate finding their silk boxers after Hurricane What's Its Name passes through and so effectively removes their dirty laundry from their upcrusty walk in closets and deposits them on the reef...

    This is a rant so here goes... I don't want my hard earned and dearly departed tax dollars going to funding these renourishment projects anymore... they are a complete waste of money (to the tune of $7-$12 Million each time they get a contract here on the Treasure Coast) as they are only a temporary "fix".

    Additionally, being a diver/treasure hunter/& nature nut, I have seen the damage this "renourishment" is doing to our marine environment... greatly increased turbidity in the water blocks out natural ambient light (sunlight, etc.) which kills off natural marine growth and the clay like particulate matter in this "renourished sand" covers over (smothers) the living organisms on our fragile reef systems.

    And when it comes to our governments concern over preserving the environment for the sea turtles... forget about it!!Turtles that return to the same areas to nest each year wouldn't even recognize the beach after the renourishment... and our government doesn't care about the turtle nesting "season" as is evident by them constantly "moving the goal post" when it comes to getting the renourishment projects done before the nesting begins.

    And then of course there is the almighty tourist dollars... which will begin to suffer when folks who visit our fair state of Florida begin to realize that the reefs are dead and the nearshore fishing sucks thanks to the renourishment. Not to mention that our fine state doesn't test the renourished sand for things like agricultural runoff and remove trash from it before they dump it on our beaches after pumping it from the ICW... lovely!

    So sad... anyone interested in starting a tea party against beach renourishment? Hehehee!! LOL - End of rant... glad you made it out alive deepdiger60.

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    Nov 2006
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    Re: Has anyone ever experienced beach quick sand ??

    Well said. Thank you!
    They wash their feet 5 times a day, but use their finger instead of Charmin?

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    Nov 2005
    East Coast U S A
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    Re: Has anyone ever experienced beach quick sand ??

    When I was a Teenager in Louisville ,Ky, I used to go to the Ohio river and walk below the dam, always listening for the horns before the river was to rise. I happen to walk into one of those sinkholes mentioned. I probably sunk up to my waist and finally was able to redistribute my weight. I must have crawled a half of mile it seemed like. Hope this doesn't happen at the beach, I'm headed to a spot that I googled ( earth ) that is like a barrier island and alot of maritime looking forrest with alot of tree's down along the ocean front. I'll be in the area next week, but I'll have to get up early to catch part of the low tide. I'll also have to cross a small inlet, that I saw last year, not very wide and hope to detect and get back before the next high tide. I'm like Tom Sawyer looking for an adventure. If you see a N.C.License plate-gosports1- at a parking spot for over 24 hours, you know that I'm in a sunk hole or a Florida gator got me. Look for an excaliber detector and a big aluminum scoop if you don't see me

 

 

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