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Capsized boat with one still missing at LOP. #12575929
01/12/18 11:27 PM
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I went to LOP earlier today 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!

Re: Capsized boat with one still missing at LOP. [Re: Txmedic033] #12575961
01/12/18 11:52 PM
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That's terrible news. Glad you got the help of others to go check things out. It could have ended even worse.


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Re: Capsized boat with one still missing at LOP. [Re: Txmedic033] #12576003
01/13/18 12:26 AM
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Tragic...but without the quick action of you guys there would be two missing fishermen. Well done! Prayers for the one missing.

Re: Capsized boat with one still missing at LOP. [Re: Txmedic033] #12576015
01/13/18 12:37 AM
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Iím glad you noticed this. Nice job. Sorry to hear about the missing boater.

Re: Capsized boat with one still missing at LOP. [Re: Txmedic033] #12576043
01/13/18 12:55 AM
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Happens every single year on pines. That lake was rough I know for a fact with a NW wind. Iíve seen the stretch from Island View to Alley Creek look like fork before. About 3 years ago we were camped at buckhorn, a man and his wife were fishing and their boat capsized. We fished in front of the dam because they were scanning for his body around close to the yacht club and north towards hurricane. We got our limit and went back to the camper. We cleaned the fish and watch the game wardens pull up to the ramp, JP came down and pronounced the man dead. His wife was a total wreck. Wear your damn life jacket or donít go fishing when the wind blows 15-20 out of the north.

Re: Capsized boat with one still missing at LOP. [Re: Txmedic033] #12576097
01/13/18 01:31 AM
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Prayers for all concerned.







Re: Capsized boat with one still missing at LOP. [Re: Txmedic033] #12578758
01/15/18 01:28 AM
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If you don't wear a PFD and use your kill cord at all times your not exercising wisdom. I see guys all the time think its a joke. I have had a couple of buddies die this time of year because of a simple things as not wearing a PFD. With the technology available today and the comfort level there is no excuse!!! Your family will pay the price for your stupidity!!!!



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Re: Capsized boat with one still missing at LOP. [Re: Txmedic033] #12578801
01/15/18 01:53 AM
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I still donít think theyíve found this guy.

Re: Capsized boat with one still missing at LOP. [Re: Txmedic033] #12580050
01/15/18 10:39 PM
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I agree with Pintail. Wear the life jacket, but better yet just don't get on this lake when the wind is blowing hard out of the NW. I've been out there a time or two when I shouldn't have been and I was very relieved to get back to the landing and get out of there.

Re: Capsized boat with one still missing at LOP. [Re: bayoubob] #12580084
01/15/18 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted By: bayoubob
If you don't wear a PFD and use your kill cord at all times your not exercising wisdom. I see guys all the time think its a joke. I have had a couple of buddies die this time of year because of a simple things as not wearing a PFD. With the technology available today and the comfort level there is no excuse!!! Your family will pay the price for your stupidity!!!!

I totally agree....


Jigging; it's faster than chasing a minner in a bucket!

REGARDLESS OF HOW MANLY YOU THINK YOU ARE WEARING A PFD CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE.....

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Re: Capsized boat with one still missing at LOP. [Re: Txmedic033] #12580346
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Re: Capsized boat with one still missing at LOP. [Re: Txmedic033] #12588728
01/21/18 09:32 PM
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Blows me away. Another dead and no life jacket in this weather. The outcome is not a surprise.

What surprises me is the boats filling with water and capsizing. I do not understand how it is happening. The reports do not specify the type of boats. Is this boat maintenance, or wrong type of boat for the area or what? I just donít get the number of issues reported this year.

Re: Capsized boat with one still missing at LOP. [Re: Txmedic033] #12588734
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Blows me away. Another dead and no life jacket in this weather. The outcome is not a surprise.

What surprises me is the boats filling with water and capsizing. I do not understand how it is happening. The reports do not specify the type of boats. Is this boat maintenance, or wrong type of boat for the area or what? I just donít get the number of issues reported this year.

Re: Capsized boat with one still missing at LOP. [Re: mak123] #12588744
01/21/18 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted By: mak123
Blows me away. Another dead and no life jacket in this weather. The outcome is not a surprise.

What surprises me is the boats filling with water and capsizing. I do not understand how it is happening. The reports do not specify the type of boats. Is this boat maintenance, or wrong type of boat for the area or what? I just donít get the number of issues reported this year.


Lose power and forget to keep the nose into the waves..one wave over the back will fill a boat. Next wave rolls it right over.

Re: Capsized boat with one still missing at LOP. [Re: Txmedic033] #12589236
01/22/18 01:12 AM
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Things happen really fast. I've been in a life or death situation before. God decided it wasn't my time. Wear your life jackets.

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