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FLW Angler Missing, Day 2 Canceled

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Did they never find the guy?    I haven't heard anything further.

He had a PFD on, and it was too cool for gators.  Inflatable PFD I'm guessing.  If they don't find him this should be the end of those!  The last time he was seen he was alive in the water, right?

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I haven’t found an update that said he was located. 

Maybe im a skeptic but I tend to wear a 100mph vest for tournaments and foul weather. I do have an auto inflatable I get out in the summer and have worn it all day solo fishing in the winter. I’m a bank spanker by nature which tends to have my trolling motor and outboard catch limbs and tree tops at just the wrong time. I’ve not fallen in....yet and I know I’m due. 

I want to believe automatically inflating works but can’t KNOW it does. It’s the engineer in me that casts doubt 

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Having spent some time on that pond I'd hate to be tossed into it.   There's really no "getting to the bank", you'd have to slog your way through a mile or more of marsh and muck before you found something solid to climb up on to.  Gators and cottonmouths everywhere.  It's no place to go swimming, ever.

 

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Last i heard they still havent found him..also heard he had a regular pdf on but it looked tattered. I have both inflatable and regular, i wear the regular one in winter and inflatable in summer.

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On the FB page (before they shut it down) somebody posted that he was a survival instructor in the Marines.    With any luck at all he is sitting on a log somewhere chewing on a gator tail, and he'll make his way into town shortly.  👍

They had to shut the open FB page down because everyone wouldn't quit announcing that they were praying, and it was making it impossible to follow pertinent information.    I'm sure they appreciate the prayers but I think they need everyone to direct them UP THERE instead of down here.

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Like Wrench I hope they find him sitting on a log and mad that it took so long to pick him up, but the longer it goes the less likely it is.  Maybe he walked to one of the super remote homes in that country and they just haven't been able to get word out yet.  One of the best skills to have is to know when to NOT do something and I am no better than anyone else in that matter.

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