Recent Event Highlights: Girl Killed by Wave in Maine Had Been Adopted From China, Victims of Maine Wave Are Identified, Girl, 7, Dies After Rogue Wave Sweeps Her Out to Sea, and 2 more...
Created by dipity on Aug 24, 2009
Last updated: 11/02/10 at 12:32 AM
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This clip of Thunder Hole was taken only a day after Clio Axelrod was swept to her death (right nearby) by one of the freakishly large waves caused by Hurricane Bill. This was shot a couple of hours *after* peak tide! ...Yes, that's the tourist "viewing area" surrounded by railing down there on the rock. There were several people hospitalized for their injuries (including broken bones) from being slammed against the rocks by an exceptionally large rogue wave. And, there were several people who were swept into the ocean by that wave as well. Fortunately, everyone managed to get back out---or be rescued by the Coast Guard---except, sadly, for seven-year-old Clio. Here's a random news article about the tragic event: www.huffingtonpost.com This was filmed at about 4:06pm. Relevant tides that day (August 24, 2009) were: 2:26pm high and 8:45pm low. Here's an even crazier shot of the site from the day before---just minutes before Clio, et al., were hit: www.youtube.com
...got a call shortly afterward from rangers and dispatched a boat and two aircraft. The girl who drowned was 7-year-old Clio Dahyun Axilrod of New York City, said Sgt. Jay Carroll of the Maine Marine Patrol. Her father, Peter Axilrod, was pulled from the water,...
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
...dragging seven people into the water and smashing others to the ground. The child who died was identified as Clio Dahyun Axilrod, who was adopted from China and about to enter second grade. Her father, Peter J. Axilrod, 55, is the managing director of Depository...
The Washington Post
Clio Dahyun Axilrod and her parents had joined the thousands of visitors on Sunday enthralled by the spectacular waves fueled by Hurricane Bill that were breaking off the Atlantic Coast of Acadia National Park in Maine.
But as one series of waves
The New York Times
...a monster wave came out of nowhere and swept her into the rough seas off the coast of Maine as bystanders looked on helplessly. Clio Axilrod spent three hours in 55-degree water before she was plucked from the rough waters after being spotted by a helicopter....
NBC New York