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Yoga teacher dragged out to sea is
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Posted By: PageTurner, 6/14/2019 12:04:17 PM

A 42-year-old yoga teacher from Pennsylvania died this week when she was swept out to sea in the Dominican Republic — the eighth American tourist death reported in the country in recent weeks. Surely Miller’s body was recovered by a local fisherman Wednesday after she vanished from a beach the day before in Cabarete, Dominican Today reported. The mom of three went out for a swim Tuesday near the coastal province of Puerto Plata before she was dragged out to sea by a rip current

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Just don't go there. Leave it to Bill Clinton who likes the place.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: lakerman1 6/14/2019 12:13:27 PM (No. 98251)
Nothing mysterious about this. Blacks are not good swimmers, for some sort of anatomical reason. (a black physical education professor studied this at Tennessee State, decades ago. He determined it was a muscle mass sort of thing.)
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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird 6/14/2019 12:21:35 PM (No. 98257)
Now we will hear of every American death there, thereby muddying the water on those that seemed suspicious. Lots of dummies go swimming in foreign waters and get caught in rips...
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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird 6/14/2019 12:29:24 PM (No. 98264)
More on Surely Miller, who had moved to the DR six months ago with her Indian partner. I don’t think anyone would believe that this was an unfit black woman (her being black appears to be an assumption - she looks more Indian)… https://heavy.com/news/2019/06/surely-miller/
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Smart11344 6/14/2019 12:36:51 PM (No. 98268)
I am more than happy that I never ever had plans to visit the DR or anywhere in the Caribbean. If you ever go, be sure to stay on the resort property and do not venture out if you value your life.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: LadyHen 6/14/2019 1:27:30 PM (No. 98296)
If you think you are safe from rip currents if you never leave the US, good luck with that. DR can be faulted for many things but this was just being at the wrong place at the wrong time and not knowing what to do. Very sad.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Clinger 6/14/2019 1:39:40 PM (No. 98303)
It's good to remember that "news" outlets sell advertising not news. Once they get a storyline that is news, they will milk it for everything it's worth and yet some. Now incidents that would have never made the news suddenly will be and leveraged manufacture a reason to be exposed to more advertising.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 6/14/2019 1:50:16 PM (No. 98307)
Pretty sure it's a tragedy no matter what race/color/ethnicity she was.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Jcompagnowright 6/14/2019 2:14:46 PM (No. 98320)
I live in an area where warning signs are posted everywhere: DO NOT SWIM IN THE OCEAN - riptides. Even the locals here are taken out to sea. Some people just have to learn the learn the hard way.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: ROLFNader 6/14/2019 3:01:19 PM (No. 98348)
There is also a story( soon to break) of a 98 year old man in the DR that is going to die sometime next week.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Maggie2u 6/14/2019 3:51:17 PM (No. 98363)
Poster #5 is absolutely right. We camp at Ocean Shores Wa. frequently and a few years ago a firefighter drowned while they were practicing rescuing swimmers caught in rip tides. It can happen to anyone, no matter how experienced or fit.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: cube 6/14/2019 4:25:26 PM (No. 98374)
This is why I have a pool.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: hammondb3 6/14/2019 4:49:27 PM (No. 98383)
Bermuda Triangle v 2.0 I have read that the Bermuda Triangle is statistically no more likely to produce a notable event than any other stretch of ocean that is traveled. Now that there have been a couple of very suspicious deaths of Americans in the Dominican Republic, every subsequent death will add to the mystery... but i would be willing to bet that there are as many American deaths of a similar nature that took place prior to the hotel events. This is human nature at work.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: PostAway 6/14/2019 5:53:47 PM (No. 98398)
It’s probably worth mentioning that if you are swimming in the ocean and the shore gets further away despite efforts to get closer to it, you are probably in a rip tide. These are currents that are kind of like little rivers running away from the shore. If you find yourself in one DON’T PANIC. If you can swim you can survive. Your instincts will tell you to swim towards shore but you are then fighting against a force that you cannot overcome and you will just totally exhaust yourself. Do swim perpendicular to the shore in order to get outside of the current which is usually fairly narrow. Know before you go in the water in any unfamiliar place because riptides can be difficult or impossible to spot.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: LoneVoice 6/14/2019 7:51:05 PM (No. 98428)
Do you get the feeling that some news executive had a bad vacation in the Dominican Republic and now he wants revenge on the whole country?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: ginadee 6/14/2019 9:23:20 PM (No. 98433)
#11 has it. Admire the ocean, swim in a pool.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: JediJerry 6/14/2019 9:38:38 PM (No. 98436)
Ted Kennedy could have swum out of it for sure. He could have made it drunk at 2:00 am no problem.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Safari Man 6/15/2019 1:47:45 AM (No. 98468)
This is why I would never do Yoga
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Reply 18 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 6/15/2019 2:41:07 AM (No. 98477)
This is ridiculous. Any place that has ocean front has riptides. There probably have been as many deaths in NJ from the riptides as there have been in DR. The press is overplaying this thing as usual. These people need to take a few courses in journalism from some people who actually know what a journalists job is; here is a clue, it is not to hype stories that are tragic by making them fit a false narrative that you are trying to create. People's livelihoods depend on tourism and a few incidents which need to be investigated, and it is legitimate to follow that, are not a reason to condemn the whole of an island nation anymore than you would tell people not to go to NJ for the summer because of riptides.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: dolphin 6/15/2019 7:12:30 AM (No. 98491)
What #6 said. There are actually reporters still there. When they go away, we'll stop hearing about anything that happens there.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 6/15/2019 8:28:32 AM (No. 98536)
We were at the same beach two weeks ago. The riptides were pretty vicious, we got about hip deep, and decided that sipping rum punches on the beach was safer...
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