Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Missing - body found

Last weekend, a 17-year old jumped into the Falls of Foyers off Loch Ness and disappeared. Yesterday afternoon, search teams found the body of a man, thought to be that of Laurence Parrott. Formal identification is yet to take place (at time of typing, 5pm on Friday).

It reinforces the call, made by HM Coastguard yesterday to refrain from tombstoning. This teen-craze, which has risen in popularity, involves people jumping off high cliffs or piers without knowing what lies at the bottom. Assuming it is deep water, many have come to grief in shallow pools, having not taken into account the tides. Some have lost their lives. Videos of youngsters from the Isle of Lewis engaging in similar acts of lunacy were / are on Youtube, but some of the videos have been taken down by the website following complaints.

Late posting out of respect for the victims of 9/11

2 comments:

  1. How sad. What won't people do for that adrenile rush? Why don't these young people learn from the mistakes of others.
    Barb

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  2. OMGosh!! That's AWFUL!!! WHY are they so crazy, do they not THINK about their poor mothers!!???

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