The Riddler

Kayak Fisherman Chelmsford, MA...Body Found

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A lot of new folks in this sport. A person capsized this afternoon and the body was found today. No word on details....RIP. 

 

 

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Posted (edited)

PFD   =    Prevent Fing Drowning

Edited by Jeff270

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Very sad...................although I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often with what I see out there.....some have no respect for the water.

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3 mins ago, Jeff270 said:

PFD   =    Prevent Fing Drowning

Should be required with purchase of any yak.

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I’m thinking heart attack . Had him slumped over that’s why the yak took on water

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2 hours ago, triumph said:

I’m thinking heart attack . Had him slumped over that’s why the yak took on water

I don't think so. Word around town is a 29 year old. Hope it wasn't someone from this site.

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2 hours ago, triumph said:

I’m thinking heart attack . Had him slumped over that’s why the yak took on water

How does that work? 

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2 hours ago, gellfex said:

How does that work? 

It involves a wild imagination...

I'm wondering why the kayak is full of water.  Failed self rescue? Rain? Maybe they towed it.

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New footage showed the yak was flipped prior to ems arriving. 

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Freeman is big enough the wind can whip up the surface pretty good, and we're in the remnants of Ian now.  I was on Plum Island earlier and the wind is relentless.

I have canoe'd and kayak'd Freeman many many times when I was younger and even on seemingly nice days the wind can surprise you.

 

Not trying to imply that's what happened, just what comes to mind.

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30 mins ago, The Riddler said:

New footage showed the yak was flipped prior to ems arriving. 

Damn, those hatches must leak like a sieve to take on that much water capsized!  Seems like none of these hinged hatches can compare to the snap-on rubber hatches on the old Tarpons. That hatch was dry as a bone.

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Maybe not a heart attack, but probably some sort of medical issue.

 

I do agree with the PFD.

 

I wear mine every time I go out. When anyone asks why I would wear it on a hot summer day I simply explain that I wear it because of what I can't foresee happening. You don't plan on hitting your head and getting knocked out cold or passing out from a medical issue.

I took my brother and BIL out fishing a couple weeks ago and I reminded them of the PFD rule required while out on personal watercraft from Sept 15 to May 15. 

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I always got a kick out of the rule of wearing it from September 15 to May 15. Like, drowning takes a vacation all other times. There are MA State Congressman who did not want to make it year round. 

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I bet its hard to put a lifejacket on while in the water. I never tried it but I would guess it's not easy. 

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