Besides it is easier to recover a body then rescue someone.
A boy drowned while the “Authorities” stood around.
EVERETT, Wash. – Witnesses say 13-year-old Austin Anglin was trapped underneath his family’s boat for about 40 agonizing minutes before Coast Guard crews pulled him out of the water. For at least some of that time boats from several agencies could do little more than sit and watch,
Everett Police refused an on-camera interview but told us their marine unit is not a search and rescue team. It’s a search and recovery unit. Also, on Saturday the team was working an “enforcement detail,” meaning they were out to write tickets as boating season kicked off around Puget Sound
Yup got to write them tickets, that’s the important thing.
After all it would not do to actually do something. Like jump in the water and see if you can save him (This does apply to ANY healthy adult in the area, not just the “Official Ones”.