California Man Swept out to Sea by Tsunami
Via the Mercury News: Calif. man swept out to sea taking tsunami pics
The Coast Guard searched for a man Friday who was swept out to sea by powerful waves generated by the tsunami in Northern California while taking photos near the mouth of the Klamath River in Del Norte County.
Two friends with him were able to get back to shore, but the man remained missing.
Coast Guard officials said they have dispatched helicopters in search of him.
On the one hand, one wonders about the wisdom of getting too close to the ocean to take photos, on the other as something of a shutterbug myself, I can understand the impulse. Hopefully he will end being okay, but one suspects that he won’t be.