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    Default The lengths you have to go to here. Canoe accident.

    Bona fide hypothermia to have a "canoe accident."
    Wonder if they ever found the shotgun?

    http://salem.wickedlocal.com/news/20...man-from-river
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    Wait till he gets the bill for all this... He's going to go into hyposumthinerother.

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    I hope they track down the log and arrest it for interfering with the firefighters. Maybe the fire department could invest in something other than a canoe for river rescues. Just a thought.

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    Alternate headline:

    "Keystone Cops Rescue Dumb-Axx"
    "The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play." Capt. James T. Kirk

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    That close to Lawrence, it was probably a body.
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    I never would have thought the State police divers would go looking for a shotgun.

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    My duck hunting buddy and I found a guy floating in the Mississippi River one morning before daylight. This guy had a 12 or 14 foot boat setup with a mud motor where the boat driver stands up in the boat to drive it. He hit something in the water and the boat flipped over. He lost a Beretta shotgun and all his gear and he was alone. This was a Thursday morning in early November. Fortunately the water wasn't that cold. The challenge was getting the guy into our boat. I told the guy to grab our boat and show us a knee or foot and told my buddy to grab his leg and roll him into the boat while I moved to the opposite side of our jon boat to maintain balance. Well, it worked, he rolled into the boat like a sack of potatoes.

    Days later This guy hired divers to recover his shot gun but never found it. He spent days magnet fishing but never found the beretta shotgun. Personally I never took anything duck hunting I was not prepared to loose. We never called the fire department, the guy didn't want them called. I contacted the Illinois DNR to inform them of the hazards of a mud motor. They hounded me for days demanding a boat accident report. I finally told them it did not qualify as an accident because they were no property damages and no injuries. The guy went for a swim in November. They finally got over it.

    My buddy and myself recovered his boat. By that time we had some help. Met the guy a year later at the campground where we reminisced that morning around a blazing camp fire and a few beers. The guy told everyone we saved his life. While in the water he figured he would never see another Thanksgiving, but he did.
    Last edited by jim Glass; 12-21-2018 at 07:15 AM.

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