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#1818624 - 07/30/21 03:27 PM Re: 2021 fishing and boating fatalities thread [Re: Mitch P.]
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Shelton High grad Matt Horvath, 18, killed in Milford watercraft accident
https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/ar...ed-16348301.php
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#1819228 - 08/10/21 06:54 PM Re: 2021 fishing and boating fatalities thread [Re: Mitch P.]
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DEEP investigating jet ski fatality on Connecticut River in Haddam
https://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc...l45q-story.html
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#1819408 - 08/14/21 10:23 AM Re: 2021 fishing and boating fatalities thread [Re: Mitch P.]
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Woman, 19, Drowns While Swimming In CT Lake
https://dailyvoice.com/connecticut/stamf...ice-say/814481/
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#1820485 - 09/07/21 02:58 PM Re: 2021 fishing and boating fatalities thread [Re: Mitch P.]
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Fairfield County Father Dies Attempting To Save Drowning Kids, Police Say
https://dailyvoice.com/connecticut/stamf...ice-say/815836/
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#1821175 - 09/21/21 06:43 PM Re: 2021 fishing and boating fatalities thread [Re: Mitch P.]
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#1821181 - 09/21/21 08:59 PM Re: 2021 fishing and boating fatalities thread [Re: Mitch P.]
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I was just reading over some of the posts concerning Fishing/Boating fatalities.. Here's my story and happily NOT Fatal. On may 7th 3 years ago, I had my right knee replaced. After about 45v days of Re-hab PT, I decided to take my kayak out to Bolton lake just to see how new knee and kayak would Get along. So, early on a beautiful Sunday morning, launched the boat, no fishing gear along. Everything seeming great, was about 80-100yards out into the lake when in an instant kayak capsized and I was underwater. As I surfaced and looked around, determined that the area I just left was closest shore. I could not right that boat.. Took hold of that upside down bow and started towing it toward shore, not making very good headway, I reached the shore and some large rocks on to which I pulled myself to catch my breath...About the time I got into sitting position I felt a hand on my left shoulder another under my right arm and a voice saying " LIFT HIM UP INTO THE CHAIR". Well those two, A man and a woman were tugging Me toward the folding Chair that was set up there. Another man wes trying to put a Blood Pressure band around my arm, another an oxygen sensor on my finger and another with a clipboard asking me "Which hospital I wanted to go to?". Man, all of this is happening so quickly, I stood up and yelled " GET AWAYB FROM ME!!". AS it turns out, A homeowner at the lake apparently thought I eas on trouble and called 911, All those people were volunteer rescue squad personnel. Anyway, they had lifted the kayak out of the water, As I carried it to my vehicle, here Comes a huge Firetruck towing a trailer and rescue boat.. Boy what a bunch of disappointed people, they thought they were going to get credit for a water rescue. Anyway, when I got home and told my wife of the incident.... (I had to tell her in order to explain the loss of my eyeglasses).. SHE WAS PISSED!! Made me promise to get rid of kayak. WHICH I DID. However, to this day i cannot figure what caused that kayak to upset, over the years it has been in some hairy situations of wind/current/waves etc etc and never close to upsetting. I guess the moral of this storyn is: I learned that getting into kayak with new knee worked fine.... Never learned about getting out.
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#1821227 - 09/22/21 08:49 PM Re: 2021 fishing and boating fatalities thread [Re: Mitch P.]
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Wow! That’s scary. Glad you made it.

“…GET AWAY FROM ME!!!….” laugh
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