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Published:September 21st, 2012 11:08 EST

Old Man Swept Away By Massive Wave On Beach In Los Cabos Mexico

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Neighbors expressed shock Thursday at the death of Ted Park, who drowned Wednesday after being swept away by a large wave on a Baja California beach.

Park, 72, was with his wife, Shinae, 66, when the wave struck on a beach in Los Cabos, Mexico. Shinae Park suffered respiratory injuries in the incident. Ted Park`s body was recovered about 800 yards from where the wave struck the couple, about two hours later."


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This story perfectly illustrates the absurdity, tenuousness and unpredictability of life.

This elderly couple went on vacation to Los Cabos, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and while they were strolling on the beach, a massive wave swept away the husband and injured the wife.

We imagine we might meet the Grim Reaper in an alley in the dead of night, but we are just as likely to make his acquaintance while walking on a beach in the middle of the day.

The Parks most likely prayed for traveling mercies, and as elderly folks tend to do, I`m sure they took every precaution to ensure that their vacation would be safe and enjoyable.

But our prayers, dreams and aspirations reach no higher in the heavens than bubbles blown by a kid.

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