Man missing in the Ohio River

Discussion in 'INDIANA RIVERS TALK' started by OhioRiver, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. OhioRiver

    OhioRiver New Member

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    [FONT=ARIAL, SANS SERIF]Man missing in river[/FONT]
    [FONT=ARIAL, SANS SERIF]Heavy storms hit Indiana, Kentucky[/FONT]

    [FONT=ARIAL, SANS SERIF]By Staff, Wire Services[/FONT]

    [FONT=ARIAL, SANS SERIF]A Madison man was missing this morning after being pulled under the water while attempting to retrieve a pole he had dropped.

    Phillip Geyman, 61, was assisting others in moving debris away from a private boat dock at the 600 block of West Vaughn Drive on Tuesday night when he lost control of the pole he was using, according to the Madison Police Department.

    The pole drifted 50 feet down stream before becoming lodged six feet from the shore. Geyman entered the water to retrieve the pole before going under, resurfacing once before going under again, police said.

    The river stage this morning was 432.2 feet, 5.2 feet higher than Tuesday

    Officers from the Indiana Conservation Department and the Milton, Ky. Water Rescue Team assisted in the search.
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  2. justAwatcher

    justAwatcher New Member

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    These are sad stories. Prayers for his family are sent their way
     

  3. 320hotrod

    320hotrod New Member

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    Is a shame, my heart goes out to him and family.
     
  4. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    It is a terrible tragedy for someone to loose their life that way, Thoughts & Prayers go out to his family.
     
  5. ThaWstSide

    ThaWstSide New Member

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    Truly sad... this is becoming something we hear of way too often! People have to start using a little better judgement and common sense.

    Prayers to his family!
     
  6. Critter Getter

    Critter Getter New Member

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    There has been way too many of these this week. My thoughts and prayers go out to this mans family
     
  7. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Sad loss. Thoughts and Prayers for the family and friends.
     
  8. perrycounty.in

    perrycounty.in New Member

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    Its a sad deal thoughts and prayers

    I saw a guy putting a 14 ft jon boat in the ohio yesterday there were trees as long as semis floatin by some people don't use there head when mother nature hits.
     
  9. JUMPER

    JUMPER New Member

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    Sad loss I believe he was recovered this afternoon near Hanover.
     
  10. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    Truely a sad situation. Thanks for the update an glad they did find em. Now the families can rest some what easier.
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2009
  11. SGTREDNECK

    SGTREDNECK New Member

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    Prayers to his family!
     
  12. kottacat

    kottacat New Member

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    .best wishes to that guys family. That happens here in the louisville area alot. And its usually a fisherman that finds them washed up on shore. :sad2:and half the time its a fisherman that the river takes. The ohio river is not to be taken lightly.
     
  13. catfishcatcher

    catfishcatcher New Member

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    You are right! The mighty Ohio river can be a beast at times. I have 16ft tracker and I fish this river a few times a year. My biggest fears are the strong current and barge traffic. I am always cautious on this river and a little nervous at the same time. It saddens me to hear the loss of life in these situations. Prayers go out to the families.
     
  14. kottacat

    kottacat New Member

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    ALOT of people take 14' 15' 16' jon boats out on the ohio-and theres nothing wrong with that-as long as you use common sense and have a good understanding of the river. I grew up boating and fishing on the river with family and friends and believe me-that river can be more careless and unforgiving than your worst enemy. I hate to hear about yet another person losing there life to the ohio. I'll tell ya-just use your brain!