Kayaker disapears on the Kaw River

Discussion in 'KANSAS RIVERS TALK' started by brad kilpatrick, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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  2. KansasKatter

    KansasKatter New Member

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    Wow, that is truley tragic. I wish the story would use his first name. I had to read the second half of that thing three times, when it said relatives stayed out late looking for Fish......I was like what the heck?? Then I looked back and realized it was his name.

    I sure hope they find him and he is OK, but sure does not look good.:sad2:
     

  3. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    any updates???
    my prayers are with that guy and his family. I hope he shows up on the bank and in good health.
     
  4. warcraft1975

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    well i hope they find him.i was thinking that area of the river wouldnt be a great palce to kayak anyways. safty first i allways say. i take it he wasnt waering a life jacket
     
  5. GaryF

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    I was fishing just a couple of miles below there last night, but I didn't have a clue that all of this was going on. My prayers are with the family.
     
  6. brad kilpatrick

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    Jeff, The fellas name was Ladd Fish. father of five, no lifejacket. He has yet to turn up, pretty sad. fire and rescue were out again today. My wife told Me that the news said they had called off the search.
     
  7. KansasKatter

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    Brad, sorry to hear that. I caught his name the second time I read it, on the original post. When I first read it, and it said relatives were out all night looking for fish, I took it as his relatives were actually looking for FISH, as in fishing, and I was like What the heck? These folks are HARDCORE........then I went back and saw it was his name.:embarassed:
     
  8. dougc

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    A fisherman found a body yesterday just downstream of where the kayaker disappeared. No word on identity though.
     
  9. brad kilpatrick

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    My neighbor, The Sherrif, told Me they found him last night. I'm sure glad I didn't find Him I'm sure it wasn't pretty.
     
  10. GrandpaGoneFishing

    GrandpaGoneFishing New Member

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    What a shame for the family. Safety 1st. always.
     
  11. bclumsky

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    I saw the fire rescue boat heading up river at about 7:30 last night. that must have been why.