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AVON - Police are working to confirm the identity of a man who drowned after falling off a jetty about 11 a.m. Wednesday, said Police Chief Terry Mahon.



Someone saw the man fall into the water and called 911, which led to the Area Network Shore Water Emergency Response team coming to the scene, Mahon said. The victim is believed to have been fishing when he fell into the water, police said.



The search for the man by the scuba divers, firefighters, first aid squad members and police officers was assisted by two good Samaritans, who helped bring the man to shore after he was located, Mahon said. The names of the two were not immediately available, Mahon said.



The victim was in the water about 10 minutes before the searchers located him and brought him to shore.



He was placed in an Avon First Aid Squad ambulance and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation was performed while he was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, Mahon said.


Far too many people out there without Korkers frown.gif Not sure if he had them or not, but I'm surprised this doesn't happen every day around that area, most people are fishing there with sneakers and no cleats.




Show someone how to catch striped bass and they'll be ready to fish anywhere.
Show someone where to go striped bass fishing and you'll have a desperate report chaser with loose lips.

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First, coldolences to his family.


Yes Tim, I am surprised and shocked when I see people (most ) fishing jetties known to have had rough waves or slime that have knocked fisherman to injury or death.





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View Poststill cant believe I fished all those years w/o korkers and didnt have a problem,,,,lucky


Them big Rhody jetties along the breachways almost always give you lots of dry, non slippery rocks from which to fish and even land smaller catches. You run into problems, however, if you latch onto a bigg'n and have to crawl down onto the slimey ones to land it.



I ALWAYS use corkers when I'm wading out onto rocks - But for jetties now I have a pair of knee high rubber Wellies that I've fitted with hex head screws that give me a very good grip on slimy rocks. They're a lot more user-friendly than those friggin corkers.



Cripes - half the time I take a dip wearing corkers is when I stumble with the damn things

Capio pisces, ergo sum.
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