Emercency at Eagle Bay?

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  1. Trophy Specialist

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    I heard there was an emergency at Eagle Bay Marina yesterday with law enforcement, ambulances and the Coast Guard involved. Anybody know what happened? I know there are some unmarked and very poorly marked nets out in that area that people have been getting caught in.
     
  2. Lucky Dog

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    I heard that a fisherman fell out of his boat and his partner did not know how to turn or stop the boat. Another angler fond the body later.
     

  3. Big Skip

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    No way...that sucks

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  4. U D

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    "....partner did not know how to turn or stop the boat....." I find this very hard to believe, unless the partner was intoxicated or an infant. Must be more to this tragic story.
     
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    Wonder if the guy that fell in the water was wearing a PFD??

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    His wife was an amputee. Couldn't really react fast and it was too late. Sad situation to watch your husband drown.
     
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  7. Trophy Specialist

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    Very sad situation. That is why, every day, I go over man-overboard and other emergency instructions as we go down the channel. A lot of people really don't know what to do in that situation.
     
  8. Big Skip

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    Wow...prayers

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  9. U D

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    Unimaginable.
     
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    Sorry to hear prayers to family and friends
     
  11. Ralph Smith

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    Prayers to the family and survivor :(. Sad.
     
  12. Lucky Dog

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    Thanks for the clarification.
    Very sad situation.
     
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    Wow, that's terrible. Prayers sent.
     
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    Prayers and peace to the family.
     
  15. Trophy Specialist

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    As sad is this accident is, everybody that reads this should learn from it as a teaching moment. How would you recover someone that went overboard from your boat? Most people don't give it much thought until an emergency happens and it is not an easy task. I've had to pull people from the water saving them and it required strength that most people do not poses since they were unable to help much due to hypothermia. Even in warm water, most people also don't have the strength to climb back into a boat unassisted without a swim ladder deployed. Every boat operator should have a plan and the necessary equipment on board to enact a man-overboard rescue on their vessel. Take the time to go over that procedure with newbies too. And wear PFDs. From what I've seen, only a small fraction of people wear them. The only time I don't wear a PFD is when it's so hot that I could suffer from heat stroke due the the PFD.