Monday, February 7, 2011

Freak Wave Kills Canadian Couple on Mexican Beach

A freak wave off Mexico's Pacific coast killed a Canadian couple who were walking along the beach.Dale and Linda McDougall of Calgary, Alberta, were walking along the picturesque Divorce Beach in Cabo San Lucas with five relatives, including three grandchildren, The Vancouver Sun reported.The rogue wave struck the group, yanking several members of the family out to sea."They were all standing on the beach holding hands and a rogue wave came and swept them all up," said daughter-in-law Rebbekka McFadden.When Dale, 62, saw Linda, 59, in the water, he tried to rescue her, to no avail."Linda started to drown and Dale started to try and get her. Unfortunately, neither of them could get out," McFadden said.Sponsored LinksFamily members waved down passing boats, one of which managed to pick up Linda, The Winnipeg Free Press reported.Paramedics attempted to resuscitate Linda, but she was later declared dead at a nearby hospital. The Mexican navy recovered Dale's body from the ocean that night.Dale worked for 25 years at a car dealership in Calgary, while Linda was a certified dog trainer. ...

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