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#12575932 - 01/12/18 05:28 PM Capsized boat with one still missing at LOP.
Txmedic033 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4546
Loc: Longview, Tx
I went to LOP earlier today to catch some bait and while driving over the dam I saw a capsized boat in the water near the rip rap. I went to the boat ramp and Seth Vanover (G3bassbarge) had just trailered his boat. I told him what I saw and backed his trailer back into the water. He found one boater still alive and there was one still unaccounted for when I left the lake about an hour ago. The life jacket of the missing person was found on the bank near the capsized boat. Sad deal. WEAR YOUR LIFE JACKET AT ALL TIMES!

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#12575993 - 01/12/18 06:19 PM Re: Capsized boat with one still missing at LOP. [Re: Txmedic033]
Rleo50 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/13/04
Posts: 686
Loc: San Antonio,TX
Thank you both for showing such compassion for our fellow anglers. WEAR YOUR LIFE JACKETS AT ALL TIMES!

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#12576031 - 01/12/18 06:46 PM Re: Capsized boat with one still missing at LOP. [Re: Txmedic033]
Littlefeather Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/16/15
Posts: 407
Loc: Brownwood, Texas
Damn! I hate these incidents! Way to many accidents this last year! I wear my vest religiously! Good job for staying to assist!
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Never let truth stand in the way of a good fish story!

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#12576520 - 01/13/18 08:38 AM Re: Capsized boat with one still missing at LOP. [Re: Txmedic033]
Catfish Lynn Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/03/10
Posts: 1233
Loc: Bryan, Texas
That is going to be my theme this year, simply put- Wear it or Chances are you will die without it. While we all may be good swimmers, an accident can knock you out & when you come to, if you do, may be too late.

When I fell out of my sister's Porta-Bote, I had mine on, a spare in the boat & two seat life cushions. And how I fell, was out one side backwards. My legs were still in the boat, but I was caught offguard & I bobbed back up fast due to my lifejacket being on. Had I not had it on, it would have been harder to unlock my legs out & off the boat.
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Lynn
aka "Catfish"

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#12577621 - 01/13/18 11:08 PM Re: Capsized boat with one still missing at LOP. [Re: Txmedic033]
Catfish Lynn Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/03/10
Posts: 1233
Loc: Bryan, Texas
I forget to add, being half asleep, or half awake, to say Thanks for getting involved. I can assume the water is quite chilling and the one recovered probably was thankful somebody stopped & sent help. Sad though, that one may not have made it. Anybody have an update on this tragedy?
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Lynn
aka "Catfish"

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#12578473 - 01/14/18 04:22 PM Re: Capsized boat with one still missing at LOP. [Re: Txmedic033]
banker-always fishing Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 43420
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Hoping for the best. Prayers up! The Lord Jesus Christ has control. angel2
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#12578564 - 01/14/18 05:35 PM Re: Capsized boat with one still missing at LOP. [Re: Txmedic033]
K.G Offline
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Registered: 05/06/08
Posts: 1765
Loc: o
Prayer's Up For The Involved.
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Lake Tawakoni, Texas.
January 2, 2012

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#12584216 - 01/18/18 09:17 AM Re: Capsized boat with one still missing at LOP. [Re: K.G]
Big Sam Offline
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Registered: 08/20/08
Posts: 865
Loc: Arkansas
Originally Posted By: K.G
Prayer's Up For The Involved.
xs 2 angel
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