Alton Man & Son Rescued as boat capsizes on Mississippi River

Discussion in 'LOCAL MISSOURI TALK' started by tbones23, May 7, 2007.

  1. tbones23

    tbones23 New Member

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  2. jolle

    jolle New Member

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    We crossed the Washington bridge on Sunday evening, and there was a cop car parked on the bridge and he was looking over the edge yelling to people in boats below. I looked down towards the ramp and saw ambulance lights. When it was our turn to pass by, he was yelling that he didn't see anyone else in the water, so I suppose someone went in there as well. Haven't seen any stories on it yet though.
     

  3. MississippiJugHead

    MississippiJugHead New Member

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    Thanks for the post. You can easily miss it but one of the last things said was that incorrect anchoring caused water in the boat. I am guessing this means their anchor line was too short?
     
  4. FishinginDavenport

    FishinginDavenport New Member

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    Or they could have anchored from the stern causing water to come in over the stern