brushfly

Man overboard Huntington Bay

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Sad start to the 4th of July weekend when on 7/3 a father/son fishing trip in Northport Bay turned tragic. Off Sand City on an outgoing tide, rain and wind 10-15 NE he apparently fell off a 22' boat booked through the Freedom Boat Club and was not able to swim. I joined a small armada out there around 11:30 in the pouring rain and sloppy conditions. USCG, five adjacent Marine Patrol, Two helicopters (one Jayhawks from Cape Cod?) Halesite and a few other FD's, two of the James Joseph boats, SCPD, baymen and a few locals hoping for signs of life. Not to be. Victim was said to be 50/52, his son on board 12/14. Can't imagine the sense of loss. If you're boating in the area please call in any sign of his being. Was said to be in a dark sweatshirt and jeans. RIP

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Just posting for closure for this original post by brushfly.

The father was found dead, obviously drowned, after falling off his boat. No mention of a life jacket in the rescue reports. 

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That’s ****ing tragic. Can’t imagine myself trying to fish again after an incident like that.

 

 

I don’t know the circumstances regarding the situation, but man if you don’t know how to swim, shouldn’t you have a life jacket on..? So unfortunate that it could have been avoided entirely, or at the very least hold out until help came. Rest in peace.

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Just this past Sunday a 16' boat flipped in Huntington Bay due to a wake thrown from another boat. Four adults, four kids onboard, all in the water, with lifejackets on. Overload of boat made it vulnerable to flipping. All rescued by Huntington Marine Patrol, in good health, boat towed back into harbor. Be safe out there folks.

 

Yes, the 7/3 accident was a casualty. So sad.

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22 hours ago, justtrynafish said:

but man if you don’t know how to swim, shouldn’t you have a life jacket on..

Not if you know or don't know

Life jacket must be on,

Period.

 

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