Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

Recommended Posts

I heard on TV today that there was an accident on Vermilion, some guy ran into shore in the early morning dark. Any more info? Where? How bad?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That's a big boat and it's high up on the rocks. That must have been some collision.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I think that was just a stock photo of a crash, and not the actual boat.

The photo credit was for the U.S. Coast Guard, which i doubt was involved with the accident. Also, they've changed the picture at the Northlander web site now.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Now the picture doesn't even have a boat in it. saves them having to recode the story.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I sent the news center an email a few days ago asking if that was the actual boat, I havn't heard back from them so I would assume if they removed the picture it probably wasn't the actual boat.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My brother (deputy) pulled a family out of a boat july 4th week that hit a dike going 45mph. Boat stopped within 4'. Wasn't pretty, and i wouldn't want to be 2nd on scene like my brother. Father didn't make it. Mother and child were alive at the time, not sure how they ended up though.

Got to be careful at night guys.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I stayed at VDL last week... the guy ramped his boat all the way up into the trees. drove past it multiple times for like two days before they pulled it out. Fortunately he missed a few big rocks on the way in.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...

The boat owner (Mike Strunk) lives across the street from a home I'm remodeling in Shakopee. I just learned of this accident today when he came over to visit. I've seen the boat in the past and I'd approximate it to be 18ft, with an inboard jet. Don't recall the brand but it looked similar to ones you'd see up in Alaska on the rivers with a full walk through windshield(It wasn't a River Pro). The boat is totaled, he has 4 damaged vertebra and a divot in the front of his skull about 3 inches in diameter.

He is incredibly lucky to be alive. If he hadn't been fishing with another boat that evening he'd be dead. He didn't say how fast he was going but as he was headed home that night he got off course, hit a rock, and got thrown into the water and knocked unconscious. The other boat heard the crash and was able to find him fast enough. Woke up in the helicopter to Duluth.

Just glad he is (for the most part) alright as he has atleast one young (about 10) son, and is a super nice guy who actually offered use of any of his tools if I needed them when I started this job.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • travis_td
      Hi there, I am making sure that this is the location that folks will be posting updates for Ice Fishing on Lake Vermilion this winter (2022).  I think so but want to make sure as I plan on trying to get out next weekend, December 8-11.
    • smurfy
      thanks wanderer.......even reports from lakes like leech gives me a pretty good idea of what the lakes i want to fish will be like. lot of past experience helps, and no doubt wheelers will be used soon.    we had a retiree.holiday union party last night. buddy said that his kid was on little Winnie with about 5 inches of ice and there moving all around the lake!!
    • Wanderer
      Leech lake has been 100% capped for about a week, I think.  Before you say that’s not a small, underfished lake, it’s just an example that you could prolly drive wheelers on your kind of lakes by now. 😉   I’ve been seeing a lot of 5-7 inch reports going into the weekend.  Sadly I haven’t cut a hole yet.  Still working on repairs and updates on our houses.
    • leech~~
      Here's some throw back for yea. Lets your candy azzz E-cutter battery do this!  🤣    
    • Tom Sawyer
      Oh I didn't say I don't own several versions of Teslas, just that until this hell frozen over state changes I'll always find a use for the ice diggin' anchor. Will be a great post hole digger in it's next life use too
    • leech~~
      Yep no puzzy Tesla auger for me until they pry it from my dead hands!  😆
    • Tom Sawyer
      Still waiting for global warming to ditch my Lazer Mag, always in the truck for thick, virgin ice.    Don't know if it's possible, or advisable, but thought I would throw a 8" K drill bit on it to lighten it up. Should be an adapter for such a conversion. Careful what you wish for, probably rip my arm off with a shredding combo like that 😂    
    • rundrave
      Leech I still have my old jiffy gas auger mainly for sentimental reasons. I haven’t used it for 3 years now. The only time I start it up is in the garage just to hear that pop pop pop sound lol   I will never go back and have no regrets going electric. Huge weight saver and with an extension will go through any thickness of ice. Starts first pull every time lol    we were fishing 2 weeks ago Swiss cheesing a slough here in SD on 4” of ice when someone else tried to fire up their gas auger and my buddies and I looked at each other almost in disbelief that someone was still using a gas auger.   pros and cons for sure but I think electric has more pros than cons with advancements lately     
    • smurfy
      any ice thickness reports..........especially on smaller not heavily fished lakes???????   chances are i wont be up till after christmas anyway, but............
    • leech~~
      Let me know when you go again.  I'll being my crossbow and take out the Deer when you kick them up!  😁
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.