Tragedy today

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Tragedy today

Postby Paul26 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:37 pm

I just read a report from a guide in MHC of the loss today of 3 hunters in a 19 foot boat. No details and nothing yet on the web.

Certainly hope it's a mis-communication.

Prayers are in order.
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Re: Tragedy today

Postby Paul26 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:02 pm

Same guide reports one hunter in the Neuse, and 2 in Pamilico Sound. The sunk boat was in Salter Path.
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Re: Tragedy today

Postby tacomaguy81601 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:06 pm

I came home from currituck yesterday and passed a lot of small boats headed east. Most looked overloaded with gear before you even thought about putting a person in.

Looks like some lessons are being learned today. I hope nobody pays the ultimate price.
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Re: Tragedy today

Postby Dingbatter » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:04 pm

2 guys in a 15ft jon boat ran aground near Great Island but were rescued by USCG. There are some real idiots out there now.
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Re: Tragedy today

Postby Paul26 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:08 pm

Just saw that USCG release. Sure hope this is what the guide was talking about.

Had a pic...looks like 2 kids. Thank God.
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Re: Tragedy today

Postby Paul26 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:13 pm

HOBUCKEN, N.C. — The Coast Guard rescued two men Saturday from a boat aground on Great Island, near Oriental.
Watchstanders at Station Hobucken were notified at approximately 6 a.m. from a 911 dispatcher that a 15-foot boat had run aground on Great Island. The two men aboard waded to shore near the vessel.
Station Hobucken launched a 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water crew at approximately 7:20 a.m. The boat crew arrived on scene at approximately 7:30 a.m. and rescued the men. The two men were transferred to Oriental where they retrieved their vehicle.
There were no injuries or pollution reported. The men plan to retrieve their vessel later.
"Thanks to their familiarity with the area and having proper communications equipment, we were able to locate the hunters immediately," Petty Officer 3rd Class Lori Nofsinger, Station Hobucken crewmember. "Their having a cell phone was key during this case."
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Re: Tragedy today

Postby Dingbatter 2 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:29 pm

Can't fix stupid. :lol3:
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For I'll begin to roam and soon you'll know where I will be..."
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Re: Tragedy today

Postby HydeMarsh » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:40 am

it was absolutely brutal on the sound Saturday. However, us pretend duck hunters in impoundments had by far the best day of the year.
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Re: Tragedy today

Postby Paul26 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:35 pm

Hyde,

How I though about what the day must of been like in the impoundments south of the lake!

I was in one 3-4 years ago on a day like yesterday. It was the greatest duck hunting experience of my life.

Will be there soon.....hope we have the north winds while there.
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Re: Tragedy today

Postby Jhalligan87 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:10 am

I heard the same report from Hyde that search and rescue was trying to locate a 19ft boat with three hunters near Juniper Bay on Saturday. Anyone know anything about this?
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Re: Tragedy today

Postby HydeMarsh » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:55 am

I think everyone got out ok, it was so rough some of the best guides down there called it. On the way home I did see one lone truck with a small trailer at the Rose Bay Ramp, not sure about that person. I was fortunate, my son only gets to hunt once or twice a year with me. he was there Saturday morning. We were picky and shot limits of pintails and wigeon. did shoot one ringneck early.
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Re: Tragedy today

Postby KAhunter » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:00 am

So no boat sinking in juniper bay?? Any updates?? I was out there saturday. had to tow someone in. Didnt see any search and rescue.
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Re: Tragedy today

Postby sprighunter27889 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:28 pm

Yes a 21 foot skiff sank, in juniper bay on saturday, and washed up on great island, everyone was safely rescued...maybe they learned a valuable lesson as well as all the others who "think" they know what there doing on the pamlico sound. Reports from great island Saturday morning, read 57 knot gusts, common sense stay the fu** home!!!
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Re: Tragedy today

Postby KAhunter » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:38 am

Yeah i was in the back and it was a little hairy even there. I could only imagine towards the mouth. People need to step back and think about what they are doing. I think people get a weird complex when it comes to boats and always think they know how to handle a boat better than they actually do and they can be out in weather that they should never be in.
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