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#971176 - 10/15/08 01:10 PM Re: Tragedy on the fork [Re: ]
mr.big
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gotta be carefull and know the generation scedule also,
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#971500 - 10/15/08 03:06 PM Re: Tragedy on the fork [Re: buckhorn40]
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that sucks
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#971648 - 10/15/08 04:16 PM Re: Tragedy on the fork [Re: easy45]
stik
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it was also noted in the paper that he did not know how to swim.
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#971776 - 10/15/08 05:52 PM Re: Tragedy on the fork [Re: Tubakka]
B.D.
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 Originally Posted By: Tubakka
Say....why don't someone get their info and all the tndeer guys commit a few dollars and a card and flowers? I'll do what I can where I am if someone gets the info.


Tubs, it's rare that you and I agree on this board, but I'll second this. \:\)

Seriously, if this is done, somebody give me a heads-up and I will contribute.

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#971784 - 10/15/08 05:56 PM Re: Tragedy on the fork [Re: stik]
B.D.
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 Originally Posted By: stik
it was also noted in the paper that he did not know how to swim.


I think this probably had more to do with it than the waders. Panic and cold water are a deadly combination.

I have been in over my head more than once while wearing waders, and they do not "drag you down" if you keep a cool head. The water inside the waders weighs the same as the water outside the waders, so it all equalizes. It's a little awkward to swim in waders and boots, but even a novice swimmer can dog paddle far enough in waders to reach shallow water.

The key is just not to panic. It's very, very frightening when the cold water first hits your chest and takes your breath away, but if you don't let it freak you out, you can keep your head above water just fine.

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#972308 - 10/15/08 09:43 PM Re: Tragedy on the fork [Re: buckhorn40]
7mm08
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Lee Wulff proved you CANNOT drown from going under water with waders on about 40 years ago. He jumped in a hole over his head and walked out.

Problem is in really cold water like the Caney and other tailwaters the inability to breath and loss of consciousness within seconds of immersion.

It's a shame no matter how it happened.


Edited by 7mm08 (10/15/08 09:44 PM)
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#972468 - 10/16/08 05:49 AM Re: Tragedy on the fork [Re: B.D.]
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 Originally Posted By: Brian Dunigan
 Originally Posted By: stik
it was also noted in the paper that he did not know how to swim.


I think this probably had more to do with it than the waders. Panic and cold water are a deadly combination.

I have been in over my head more than once while wearing waders, and they do not "drag you down" if you keep a cool head. The water inside the waders weighs the same as the water outside the waders, so it all equalizes.

bd


That's kinda what I was thinking. Waders or no waders if you don't know how to swim you don't know how. I'm not sure that the Caney is the right play to wade if you can't swim.

Still it is very sad. I can't even imagine what that family must be going through.

Mike
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#973763 - 10/16/08 03:11 PM Re: Tragedy on the fork [Re: 7mm08]
Buckblaster
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 Originally Posted By: 7mm08


Problem is in really cold water like the Caney and other tailwaters the inability to breath and loss of consciousness within seconds of immersion.

It's a shame no matter how it happened.


within seconds? I doubt it, I know from experience. I think not knowing how to swim, the waders and cold water played into effect. All of them added up, got him, not just one.

but ditto, it is a shame,


Edited by Buckblaster (10/16/08 03:11 PM)
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#973848 - 10/16/08 03:45 PM Re: Tragedy on the fork [Re: Buckblaster]
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Um...look...inflatable PFD's anyone? Don't leave home without them. Sure they're like $120 bucks...but if he'd had one, he'd probably be out there again today fishing. I thought it was vain when my family bought one for me out of concern when they realized I was fishing so much below a TVA dam, but now, I know it was a smart thing, and I should've done it myself.
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#973855 - 10/16/08 03:48 PM Re: Tragedy on the fork [Re: Tubakka]
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 Originally Posted By: Tubakka
Um...look...inflatable PFD's anyone? Don't leave home without them. Sure they're like $120 bucks...but if he'd had one, he'd probably be out there again today fishing. I thought it was vain when my family bought one for me out of concern when they realized I was fishing so much below a TVA dam, but now, I know it was a smart thing, and I should've done it myself.

walmart had some that yo could pull on to inflate for $35
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