Boating Accident on Bull Shoals Lake!

Discussion in 'LOCAL ARKANSAS TALK' started by CNTRYBOY, Feb 28, 2009.


    CNTRYBOY New Member

    Benton, Ar
    Guys and Gals- Please be careful out there!
    This Accident happened on the Arkansas Lake Wensday morning!

    Authorities late this morning released the names of those injured as well as the victim in Wednesday morning's boat collision on Bull Shoals Lake.
    The victim was identified as 43 year old Russell Dunham of Flippin. Injured were 74 year old Jimmie Gannon of Bull Shoals. He was listed in fair condition today at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield. Also injured was 72 year old Thomas Baker of Yellville. He was taken to Baxter Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released. Escaping injury was 68 year old Earnest Busch of Flippin.
    According to accident information from Game and Fish Enforcement officer Joe Purdom, the accident occurred when the two bass boats were following each other. Corporal Purdom said a 1998 Corba Bass boat operated by Gannon was slowing down or stopping when it was struck in the starboard side of the stern by a Bass Cat Jaguar boat operated by Baker. Dunham was a passenger in the Gannon boat.
    The accident occurred in the Jimmie Creek arm of Bull Shoals Lake near the Fairview community. Purdom said weather conditions were good with no fog in the 10:48 a.m. accident.
    Again, the person killed in the boating accident was identified as 43 year old Russell Dunham of Flippin. He is the minister of the Flippin First Christian Church. Arrangements are pending at the Burns Funeral Home in Yellville.
    The accident remains under formal investigation by the Game and Fish Commission.
  2. Riprap

    Riprap Member

    This was a terrible accident, our prayer's go out to the freinds and family

  3. Smellycat

    Smellycat New Member

    Harrison Arkans
    Seems like there has been a night accident every year on Bull Shoals. We almost always fish at night and its always on my mind.
    Will pray for all.
  4. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

    Guthrie, Oklaho
    Wasn't very dark at 10:48 Am. More apt to be someone just wasn't paying attention. Only takes a second.
  5. olefin

    olefin New Member

    That was bad.

    Almost like the one here last year on Lake Hamilton.. only their bass boats almost hit head on, at night, at full speed. Kill two, one was a off duty game warden. Boats not too damage, other than the boat that went airborne, the motor was completely sheared off as it passed over the other boat.
  6. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

    Beebe AR
    Yea it seems like Bull Shoals has at least one bad accident every year I know the Jimmie arm of the lake real well fished it when I was at Mt. Home