The changing tide is clearly signposted yet revellers made personal decisions and chose to ignore the warnings.
We watched this happen and saw many shrug their shoulders and laugh at the prospect of being stranded. We were amazed by the hordes of young bare-chested men in shorts who were carrying only bottles of vodka and cases of beers. Few were prepared for rain.
The whole rescue mission is a complete waste of money and the rave organisers and those who needed to be "rescued" should stump up to recoup the reported 10,000 for those who flagrantly ignored safety notices.