You've gotta pay attention to Mother Nature!

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  1. dwna1a

    dwna1a Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Apr 23, 2012
    James River
    88 Weekender 300 "Seahorse"
    Twins 350
    Sad day on the Chick... Winds yesterday evening out of the NW at 16 gusting to 25. Small craft warnings were up. I am very sorry for this family.

    JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) Duck hunters found the body of a 52-year-old Newport News man about a mile from his kayak on the Chicahominy River Saturday afternoon.

    The man’s kayak was found anchored about 500 yards and about 50 feet from shore before a group of hunters found his body around 2:30 p.m. Nov. 1, said Lee Walker with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

    Initial reports indicate the man went fishing last night and his kayak rolled over. He was not found wearing a life-jacket, according to Walker.

    Officials are not releasing the man’s identification until his family can be properly notified.

    The accident remains under investigation by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
  2. OldSkool

    OldSkool Active Member

    May 8, 2010
    Boating on Raystown Lake, Pa
    restored 1976 SRV200
    188 Mercruiser I/O
    Man that sucks. What a shock his family in going to get.
  3. blaster

    blaster Active Member

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F150 5.4 xlt 4x4
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    That's terrible. As a rule I always wear a PFD when the water gets below 60° and or I'm paddling a kayak or in a small craft with low freeboard.

    I should wear one all the time but I'm guilty of being complacent.
  4. Bt Doctur

    Bt Doctur Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    New Jersey
    Ex SRV 240 Weekender twin
    in between
    Even with self-inflating life vests available these Darwin Winners still find a way to win.
  5. Woody

    Woody Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2007
    N. Wisconsin/Lk Superior
    2005 420DA
    Cummins 6CTA8.3
    You mean like blaster?

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