caption="Water blows over a roadway as the effects of Hurricane Ike are seen in Surfside Beach, Texas."]
Susan Candiotti | BIO
CNN National Correspondent
How do you explain why a father would think he could ride out a storm with his teenage children?
On the island called Surfside Beach, a father did just that. Police finally convinced him to get out and all three got on a couple of jet skis with their two dogs.
The dad didn't want to talk about it and sounded cavalier when I asked him why he waited til waves were chest high to get out. "The surf is great," he told me offhandedly.
About a dozen rescue workers risked their lives to get them out of harm's way. A police sargeant shook his head. "We beg 'em and beg 'em to leave and then they cry for help."
Go figure. How can a dad put his children's lives at risk?
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