Fisherman Drowns on Lone Star Lake

Discussion in 'LOCAL KANSAS TALK' started by GaryF, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    A sad reminder of how unforgiving the water can be this time of year. 36 degree water, wind gusts of over 40mph, and no life jackets appear to be the contributing factors. Please be careful out there folks.

    http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2008/mar/02/fisherman_drowns_windy_lake/
    "A man died at Lone Star Lake just before 1 p.m. Saturday after falling into the frigid lake.

    The 67-year-old man from Illinois was in a small fishing boat with a 46-year-old man from Eudora. Douglas County was under a wind advisory until 4 p.m. Saturday, and wind gusts were reported up to 40 mph. The strong wind caused high waves that began to fill their boat with water, said Kari Wempe, the Douglas County Sheriff’s spokeswoman.

    “The boat went down quickly,” she said."
     
  2. FourWinds

    FourWinds New Member

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    Thats tragic... like you said a sad reminder!
     

  3. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    I hate to hear that. If I'm in a boat the life jacket goes on, I aint that macho.
     
  4. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Thats really sad. Thanks for the reminder brother.
     
  5. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    I hate to hear stories like that.Thanks for the reminder.
     
  6. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    Sad that someone had to lose their life. I was planning on taking the boat out Saturday, but decided not to because of the wind.