PSA…. I lost a buddy today

Lowg08

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I’m so sorry to hear that. Praying for all involved
 

Broomd

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Sad to read this, RIP.

Guys, almost as important as your PFD is the engine LANYARD CORD.
I've failed to wear mine much of this year and saw it lying there the other day. I'll wear it going forward.
An out-of-control moving boat can mean tragedy for you or others even with a vest on, especially for anyone in the water.
 

Lowg08

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A friend of mine drown years ago because of no life vest or engine cord. He was flung out and the boat came around and ran over him. Knocking him out. He was 18. Just sad. No matter the situation.
 

CorbLand

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It is scary how doing the things we enjoy can turn so quickly. Sorry to hear about this.

I use to ice fish a lot and went by myself quite a bit. Fell through the ice once and it was an eye opener on how fast things can turn. Be safe.
 

hh76

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That's tough, sorry to hear about it.

I had a hunting friend who died when we were in high school. They figure he hit his head when the canoe overturned. Possibly not hard enough to knock him out, but enough to disorient him so he couldn't survive without a lifejacket.
 

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@Panhandler80 , sorry for your loss and sadness. It touches home as I lost a great hunting & fishing buddy and close friend in 2017 due to drowning while he was on a fly fishing trip in a western state. Think about him almost every day.
 

Q child

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That sucks man. I'm sorry. That same thing has happened around here many times. Be safe out there.
 

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Never easy by any means. Sorry to hear and yes, take each day as it comes and hold to it with gratitude.
Take care.

Randy
 

xziang

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Almost exactly 10 years ago I lost my best buddy on the Missouri River. My heart goes out to you man.
Sorry for OP and his loss.. MO has claimed its fair share of people unfortunately. Even in summer I will usually wear one.
 

Fatcamp

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That's sucks.

I didn't get my first boat until my mid-30's, and my mom made me promise to always wear a life jacket when on the water. She is long gone but I honor that promise to this day. Should probably commit to my lanyard as well, this is a sad reminder that it matters too.
 
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