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Re: Overboard South of Montauk LI

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Originally Posted by flyrod View Post
Also in Long Island Sound over the holiday a man and wife were fishing near Plum Gut, he jumped overboard for a swim, current running 5-6 knots, couldn't swim back to the boat. Wife didn't know how to operate the boat which was anchored, didn't know enough to throw any flotation, etc., husband drowned before any one got to him.
Jeez! One can only hope other inexperienced boaters learn from this tragic mistake. I once almost rescued some young couple in the Hudson River who jumped in for a swim and could not make it back to the boat. A power boat got to them first. Current was not even near 5 to 6 knots like in the Gut.

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