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Capsized boat on the north side?

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Does anyone know what happened with the capsized boat on the north side? We saw it capsized with stuff floating all over. Hope everyone was all right

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Saw this boat also. Took awhile for the sheriff to get out there. It was up on shore by then. They must have to wait for the wind to calm down to get it out. Boat was still floating just motors and windshield sticking out of the water and all the boat equipment floating around. Scared my son a little, he thought we should go in. Would like to know what happened also.

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I believe another boat went bottoms up earlier in the day on Saturday as well. Both boats were in the gap area. I think the combination of that SE wind and all the boat traffic in the gap created some swells that were a little tricky to navigate. Depending on the load in the boat and the way you take the wave it doesn't take much to send a bunch of water over a gunwale or transom. I hope everyone made it out of the lake with nothing more than a bad scare and a better respect for wind, waves and lifejackets.

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From what I heard, that group was camping on the north shore somewhere and overloaded the boat with camping gear up front and was heading back to the landing. They took a wave over the bow and went down. I heard an uncle made a heroic grab and saved a nephew before he went under. It's amazing the number of guys that don't take the extra time to throw on a life jacket when the big lake is rockin'.

Brian

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