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Cherokee Ref

Just want to remind everyone to please be safe on the water. My son and I pulled someone from the water this past Wednesday while we were on the lake fishing. He was thrown from his boat when he let go of the wheel while reaching for a rod that was moving in the boat. He was going full speed and it was very choppy. The boat hit another wave and spun on a dime and he was thrown. We reached him in just a couple of minutes, but he only had a few seconds left. He was gong under as we got to him! He was alone and not wearing a life vest and no kill switch was hooked up. Young guy, in very good shape. Not sure how good of a swimmer, but it doesn't matter if you hit your head on the way out of the boat. When he was feeling better, he told us he had just gotten married the Sat. before and his wife was waiting at the cabin for him. He was only a few hundred yards from there. Fortunately, everything turned out ok. Thank goodness my son happened to look up and see him fly out of the boat. Please be safe on the water!

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MarkB

Good job! A very lucky young man indeed! Your statement: "Please be safe on the water", though universally understood, is, mostly, universally ignored. Until we have laws that require EVERYONE in the boat to WEAR a life jacket while traveling, there will be similar accidents with not-so-similar results. I was traveling with my Dad and Wife on glass smooth water at ~35mph and hit a barge wave I didn't see in time and shot the boat straight up in the air throwing my Wife out of the rear seat and my Dad onto the floor! I would have left the boat if I didn't have a death grip on the steering wheel. I broke the gear shift slamming it back! We all had life vests on. "Please be safe on the water" means "WEAR YOUR LIFE VEST!".

Once again, good job!

MarkB smile

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live-2-fish

I'm Glad it turn out good. Where did the boat end up?

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delcecchi

And wearing the kill lanyard also good idea. getting run over while floating in pfd because the boat decides to circle wouldn't be too good either.

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Cherokee Ref

My son waved over a boat with 5 people in it soon after we got the guy holding on to our boat and had them get his boat. He hit the controls when he flew out of the boat and it shifted into neutral, thank goodness! One of the guys (his parents own Whispering Winds Resort) jumped from their boat into his and got it to the dock we ended up taking him to. We could not get him into our boat and ended up slowly going to the nearest boat dock (with a ladder) using the trolling motor, to get him out of the water. It was only about 100 yards away.

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Cliff Wagenbach

A very lucky guy that you were there!

Cliff

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