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Surf Fisherman Swept off sandy Hook

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Every waders nightmare apparently happened yesterday and I did not hear a word about it on the news.... usually hear of tragedies like this off the rocks in RI or someplace more perilous, but it is a harsh reminder that we all are still dealing with the ocean and it is always dangerous territory.

Rest in Peace a brother angler's soul..... very sad.

http://www.nj.com/morris/index.ssf/2...andy_hook.html

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You're not safe from hypothermia just because you're taken out of the water, nor from unsustainable lung injuries just because they pumped some water out of the lungs.

 

I doubt he was wearing a PFD.  

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4 hours ago, BrianBM said:

You're not safe from hypothermia just because you're taken out of the water, nor from unsustainable lung injuries just because they pumped some water out of the lungs.

 

I doubt he was wearing a PFD.  

If so, that's PFD.

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6 mins ago, blackdogfish said:

If so, that's PFD.

yep

 

But how many times have all of us been on the rocks, the beaches, the jetties w/o a PFD?

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So sad. Always remember not to wade out to far and to watch the tide. As much as we don't want to admit it, a couple extra casting yards isn't worth your life. RIP

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1 hour ago, Southcoastphil said:

yep

 

But how many times have all of us been on the rocks, the beaches, the jetties w/o a PFD?

If it's sporty out front and I'm alone...i wear one.   Usually.   Sometimes....

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1 min ago, blackdogfish said:

If it's sporty out front and I'm alone...i wear one.   Usually.   Sometimes....

Sadly, Joseph, I think that many of us are in the same boat.

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3 mins ago, Ejd63 said:

Very sad, gear can be replaced but your life can not...horrible tragedy 

I guess it’s only instinct, you drop something and then you try to grab it before thinking of consequences.

Doesn't take a lot.

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