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Sunday, June 12th

9:30a – 10:30a

Crown Memorial Beach

Alameda demonstrators plan to wade into waters where man died

By Doug Jastrow
Contra Costa Times

Posted: 06/11/2011 08:38:51 PM PDT

ALAMEDA — A group of Alameda residents plan to stand in chest-deep water off the shore of Crown Memorial State Beach on Sunday morning to demonstrate the conditions in which a suicidal man died last month as police and firefighters watched from the beach.

The group’s organizers said they hope their demonstration will highlight how easy it would have been for first-responders to rescue Raymond Zack, 53, as he intentionally took his own life on Memorial Day.

“We want to put to rest all this nonsense,” said Liz Williams, a resident of Alameda. “We want to take one argument off the table and show that these guys were cowards.”

Williams said about 10 people will wade out into the water at the beach near the corner of Willow Avenue and Shoreline Drive at 9:30 a.m. The time and date were specifically chosen in order to approximate the weather and tide conditions when Zack died.

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About Denise Lai

Alive. Swim (fly is the best). Walking with my dog (weims are the best). Life is good. Would prefer people understood negative externalities and prevented themselves from creating them. Feeling the love anyway. View all posts by Denise Lai

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