2 Men perish in Boating accident Milford CT. - Fly Fishing Forum
Stripers and Coastal Gamefish Stripers, Blues, Inshore tuna!

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-21-2002, 09:12 AM
Striper's Avatar
Striper Striper is offline
Secret:Time on the water
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: CT. RI.
Posts: 499
2 Men perish in Boating accident Milford CT.

A terrible accident took place on Saturday in Milford CT.On Saturday morning 2 men were fishing out of a 12 FT. Carolina Skiff in very heavy seas and unfortunately the boat capsized and the two men drowned. I live very close to where all of this took place and it was no day to be out on the water especially a 12 ft. boat. This really bothered me terribly and I hate to see this happen, I feel for the men and their families, two lives gone that should not be. As the story goes they were fishing and somehow they got line wrapped in the motor effectively rendering it inoperative, when this happened the large waves and wind conspired to capsize the boat and throw the men into the water. The water temps right now are hovering around 60 deg. and they were also not wearing PFD's. I don't know if they would have survived with them on but they sure would have had a better chance if they had them on. Please all be careful out there and use common sense and good judgement, the sea is a very unforgiving environment and it will kill you in the blink of an eye. This time of year the fishing is real good and sometimes we forget that there are things to consider before venturing out on the water. My prayers and condolence's go out to their families as this must be a very hard thing for them to be going through.

Mike M.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 10-21-2002, 09:32 AM
Dble Haul's Avatar
Dble Haul Dble Haul is offline
Fly chucker
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: New England
Posts: 3,674
It's a tragedy for sure, but again one has to ask...

Why no PFDs?

Last week two kayakers in MA drowned, and they too were without PFDs.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Home Waters
Your home waters
Current Favorite Fly
If you only had one... (change anytime)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For all the men with Tarponfever arubaman Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 6 04-18-2006 06:49 AM
Milford Conn. jimS Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 9 03-17-2003 08:13 AM
A salute to our men in Afganistan... juro Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 4 12-17-2001 05:17 PM
Milford Harbor, 11/10 Dble Haul Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 6 11-13-2001 09:08 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:50 PM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)