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JayJay May 14, 1:54 p.m.
I believe you are not required to wear a jacket on a tube or sking if you are over 13. That being said we always make everyone wear one if they are doing anything on the other end of a rope on our boat. You can really get knocked around when you fall on the water. I have had the wind knocked out of me many times falling while slaloming.
robbincasino May 13, 5:58 p.m.
We always make anyone that we are towing wear a life vest. The water is not forgiving when you hit it. It is like running full force into a brick wall and this gentleman could have very easily knocked himself out when he hit the water. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
pulstar40 May 13, 5:27 p.m.
I thought that a Life Jacket was required for anyone in an inner tube being pulled by a boat....
whatelseisnew May 13, 4:40 p.m.
We need to ban and drain all of these lakes. They are killing too many people.
678devilish May 13, 3:37 p.m.
Another tragedy at Jordan Lake. Praying for the family and many friends and the searchers. My condolences to the family. May God bring all of you comfort and understanding along with peace in the coming days.
bombayrunner May 13, 3:18 p.m.
so devistating for loved ones, its such a scary and helpless feeling to miss someone like that. Feel bad for them.
Obamacare survives May 13, 1:53 p.m.
Have the authorities ruled out the possibility of foul play?
DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves May 13, 1:50 p.m.
So sorry to hear this.
Praying for those who loved him, and for the safety of those searching for him.
LordHelpUsAll May 13, 12:48 p.m.
Life jackets are a must out on the water. Very sorry for this family. :-(
bubbba May 13, 11:41 a.m.
I was out there at 3 yesterday. It was cold. Watertemp around 65. Wind blowing, water choppy around that time. Even saw a few white caps. People pulling kids in tubes and plenty of jetskis. Talked to one lady on a ski and she said it was too cold.
marciamal1 May 13, 10:07 a.m.
Terrible to happen right on Mothers'Day - anyone who goes out to a lake should always wear a life jacket regardless whether you are a good swimmer. You never know what type of situation you are going to run into - My thoughts and prayers go out to finding this man.
CrewMax May 13, 9:39 a.m.
I was fishing that area (out of New Hope) yesterday. We had very strong winds earlier in the day. There were six or seven Coast Guard auxiliary officers at the New Hope ramp, presumably for training. I wonder if they participated in the search. I wish they would find this fellow ok.
balog May 13, 8:49 a.m.
I spend a lot of time on, in and around jordan lake. People HAVE to remember that Two rivers feed this lake as well as many other small side channels. There are many strong undercurrents in this lake and no matter how good of a swimmer you are - it WILL take you under. Wear a PFD.
westernwake1 May 13, 8:41 a.m.
Very sad. Sorry for the family.
The story outlines one important point - ALWAYS where a life preserver when tubing, sking, or knee boarding behind a boat. If you fall off and get knocked out then you will be floating... and the boat crew will be able to reach you before you drown.
Sweet summertime May 13, 8:39 a.m.
Praying for the family.
kornfan2448 May 13, 8:36 a.m.
What a terrible tragedy for this family. Have been boating all my life and it is a LOT of fun, but you have to take precautions. Sounds like he was on a tube behind the boat without a life jacket, a big no-no! I have been swimming since I was able to walk and consider myself a VERY strong swimmer, but I do not do ANY activity behind the boat without a vest and anyone I pull behind my boat will wear a vest or they can sit down and watch. Prayers go out to the family as they go through this.
Published: 2008-01-11 14:37:00
Updated: 2010-06-21 13:53:03