Missing boater found deceased

micci_manmicci_man Somewhere in FLPosts: 12,413 AG

Not good. Prayers for the family and friends. Hope it's not someone we know.

http://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Body-of-missing-boater-found-in-Franklin-County-484430581.html

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  • ferris1248ferris1248 Posts: 1,922 Moderator
    Bad news to start the day. Thoughts and prayers to the family and hoping it's not one of ours.
    "That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole of the law. The rest is commentary."

    Rabbi Hillel (c20 BCE)
  • SloughSlough S.w. Ga./ St. JamesPosts: 4,503 Captain
    Prayers for the family
    I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you
  • SloughSlough S.w. Ga./ St. JamesPosts: 4,503 Captain
    I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you
  • AnchorbaitAnchorbait CrawfordvillePosts: 65 Greenhorn
    Wow, thanks for the update. Guessing this must have taken place on the Eastside of the island with the outer sandbars and its proximity to Lanark. Prayers for the family...
  • ferris1248ferris1248 Posts: 1,922 Moderator
    Sad news
    "That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole of the law. The rest is commentary."

    Rabbi Hillel (c20 BCE)
  • bbbbbb Posts: 973 Officer
    His Facebook post from Sunday morning.  


  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 8,804 Admiral
    Very sad sounds like he was excited to get out and try boating.   
    People use statistics the way a drunk uses a street light, for support rather than illumination.
  • Geno67Geno67 Posts: 148 Deckhand
    So sad.
  • jcbcpajcbcpa Posts: 1,485 Officer
    edited June 8 #10
    bbb said:
    His Facebook post from Sunday morning.  


     That is hard to read! Sounds like he was new to the water.RIP
    Thoughts and well wishes to his family.
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  • JKPJKP Posts: 2,895 Captain
    Sad. I saw that rig SB on 319 Sunday morning. The small sailboat behind a car draws your eye.
  • skyway andeskyway ande Posts: 3,041 Captain
    Certainly a sad occurrence.
    God, Bless the Children and friends.
    God, save the South!
  • tapatetapate Posts: 5,210 Admiral
    Lake Blackshear got one over the weekend as well. Kayaker .
  • stc1993stc1993 Albany, GA Carrabelle, FLPosts: 4,562 Captain
    I saw that, must not of had on his PFD.  It would of saved his life.
  • tapatetapate Posts: 5,210 Admiral
    I don’t think so. 
  • relicshunterrelicshunter Posts: 517 Officer
    Why do you think a PFD would not have helped the kayaker? 
  • tapatetapate Posts: 5,210 Admiral
    “I don’t think so”

    i dont think he had he had on a pfd
  • SloughSlough S.w. Ga./ St. JamesPosts: 4,503 Captain
    No mention either way on PFD from WALB or Albany Herald. Did say some other boaters saw him in distress but was unable to save him. That makes you think, no PFD. 
    I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you
  • FamilyfisherFamilyfisher Posts: 2,700 Captain
    I read the story from the kayaker's wife or girlfriend on Fb.  She said they'd tried to paddle across the lake during a storm and both got tired.  He capsized and, according to her, he wasn't a strong swimmer.  He'd managed to get to her kayak, but by the time he grabbed hold, he was in full blown panic and flipped her as well.  They were both about to go down when a boat arrived and got her, but the folks were unable to save him.  The way it read, neither of them had their pfd on.

    Proverbs 13:3
  • ferris1248ferris1248 Posts: 1,922 Moderator
    Some people just won't listen. It's sad.

    Water is a powerful thing that will always overcome. I had a friend who learned the hard way on the Chattooga River many years ago. He was caught in the hydraulics and didn't come up for 3 days.
    "That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole of the law. The rest is commentary."

    Rabbi Hillel (c20 BCE)
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