Proves that knuckleheads are allowed to own and operate boats. I can just imagine the DNR report:
"While we did locate 347 plastic plates, and the victims fingerprints were on three of them, unfortunately since a plate has about .0034 ounces of positive bouyancy they were not able to support the victim who therefore drowned. Additionally the plates were not reflective in nature and while floating about 1/10 of an inch above the surface were only visible from three feet away and therefore were no help in locating the victim
On a positive note, we fined the vessel for gross discharge of plastic waste and recovered the cost of the search and recovery operation."