No body of water is too small for tragedy
A quick trip to my personal blog
will lead you to a story of a missing local man who is still missing after his canoe tipped over in a small, residential, retention pond.
This story stood out to me because it seemed odd to me at first. How can a person with any
swimming capabilities at all, not be able to make it out of such a small body of water that is no deeper than ten feet?
As you read in to the story a bit, you will learn that alcohol is most likely involved and could have played a part in this tragedy. Also, thick weeds could be partially to blame.
So what is my point? Well it's simple.
Number one - don't EVER underestimate ANY body of water. There are so many hidden factors that can turn a seemingly harmless pond into one that may difficult to escape.
Number two - wear your PFDs!!
Number three - boats and alcohol don't mix just like cars and alcohol don't mix. The first thing that alcohol affects is your judgement. It's sad to say, but it seems like a lack of judgement may be the biggest factor in this horrible accident.
In closing, stay safe out there no matter what you are doing. Things can go wrong in any amount of water.