“Almost” Deschutes Tragedy

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  1. John Dougher

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  2. Jim Speaker

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    Wow, yeah, nice move on the fisherman's part.
     
  3. Robert Engleheart

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    Anyone on the Deschutes (or any water) without a PFD is a fool. You always think it'll be the other guy.
     
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    Why anyone would be on a river as powerful as the Deschutes without a pfd id totally beyond me. I've been bucked out of a raft on a couple occasions on this river. I still struggled with a good pfd. I also wear one while surf fishing on the coast. Every year we hear of surf fishermen or wave jumpers getting sucked into an under tow. Give yourself a chance to survive. Wear the damn pfd's!:rofl::ray1:
     
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    I understand the Deschutes is all C&R for drowning boaters now, so no one carries a gaff anymore.
     
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    Water 'doesn't care,' especially moving water. We've already (since January) lost (IMS) 6 people on the Rogue. The last two at Blossom Bar ... and they did have PFD's on at the time.
     
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    Yep, especially get them on your kids when you have them along the river bank. It just takes a second.
     
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    Couldn't get the link today.
     
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    Yup, the page is gone.
     
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    That's because the post and article are from 2008.
     
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    Well, okay. That's explains a lot.
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I usually look at the dates on posts. It didn't have very many replies, so I thought is was new.

    People should not play with peoples minds this way.
     
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    Jim this reminded me of something my Mom used to say about a friend of mine when I was in Junior High School "If he had a brain he'd have it out playing with it"
    Only you can play with your mind!
    jesse
     
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    IIRC back in the late 70s and early 80s, there was a fellow that did salvage on the Deschutes river, around Oh Shit Rock, with a moniker of River Angel. At least I read about him in some of the publications at the time. Anybody recall him or if he was just a journalistic myth?
     
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