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I heard someone died at west end today. It’s second hand info from a friend. I believe fell off the jetty. Anyone have any other info? 

Be careful guys make sure your wearing your korkers. That jetty on a day like today with the water that high is a death trap. 

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Also said he wasn’t wearing a PFD. Some serious combers rolling in today - not the day to be out on those rocks. I hope he’s ok. 

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Just saw the news feed. May he rest in peace.  If he's on the tip during high tide, I am not sure korker will make any difference. The backwash will easily pull you off, korker or not.  Careful of your surroundings, head on a swivel.

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I took a spill on that very jetty in early September in sneakers, no korkers ( I didnt own a pair until after that ).

 

There was a hot bluefish bite on the very tip during the week at 6am ..only 1 other fisherman thank god, I knew I was in no mans land on an icy slick rock but logic was placed aside in favor of casting range, feet came out from under me like I was in a Home Alone movie and I slammed backwards, thank god I had a full backpack which rose up and cushioned the blow of my back and head which would have been bashed, I smashed my shin on the rock in front of me.

 

The one lone fisherman helped me up and nicely \ sternly told me to get some korkers or go home because on a Tuesday morning in early September at 6am I'd be dead with nobody around.

 

No need to comment how stupid that was... just saying

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16 mins ago, baldadonis2002 said:

I took a spill on that very jetty in early September in sneakers, no korkers ( I didnt own a pair until after that )..........

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No need to comment how stupid that was... just saying

I know, exactly, how stupid it was

 

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25 mins ago, baldadonis2002 said:

I took a spill on that very jetty in early September in sneakers, no korkers ( I didnt own a pair until after that ).

 

There was a hot bluefish bite on the very tip during the week at 6am ..only 1 other fisherman thank god, I knew I was in no mans land on an icy slick rock but logic was placed aside in favor of casting range, feet came out from under me like I was in a Home Alone movie and I slammed backwards, thank god I had a full backpack which rose up and cushioned the blow of my back and head which would have been bashed, I smashed my shin on the rock in front of me.

 

The one lone fisherman helped me up and nicely \ sternly told me to get some korkers or go home because on a Tuesday morning in early September at 6am I'd be dead with nobody around.

 

No need to comment how stupid that was... just saying

I recently stepped up on a rock  about two feet high and ended up slipping on the way down. Smashed my knee onto another rock and rolled onto the sand. 

 

I'm not climbing up rocks anymore. 

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You push the envelope sometimes you pay the piper.  It's true for most sports, snowboarding, mountain biking, etc.  Never seen one punch it during golf though, or tennis.  Fishing a nor'easter, on a jetty, during high tide, check the piper he wants to be paid.  RIP.

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God bless the fallen . I was tossed off that jetty (the old one before it was redone ) about 20 years ago by green water . I was going out with 2 buddies didn't time the low spot right and got chucked into the inlet like a tennis ball . A little scary but I had on a wetsuit so I came out ok . I have the utmost respect for them all now . Doesn't mean I don't fish them , I'm just a little more careful now . Wear korkers . 

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Misery loves company and here I thought I was the only shmuck to take a fall.

 

Be safe out there gents and  condolences to our recent brother who fell if anyone happens to know him via 3 degrees of separation.

 

 

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