Look in the mirror! Although it’s great to be smug and laugh at the guy, I’m sure more or less every paddler has done things that in retrospect could have gotten them killed.
At least once a year I’m driving in a snowstorm or caught in raugher than expected paddling conditions thinking to myself “maybe this was not such a good idea”. I guess the only difference is we can tell what is stupid ( high risk of death) and what is marginal ( top of comfort zone).
Isn’t there a patron Saint for drunks & fools anyways ???