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kevb81
Posted: Oct 17, 2018 - 07:00 am


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Durham police are for a second day searching for a 31-year-old Toronto fisherman who went missing in Lake Scugog on Monday.

Police said emergency services were called to Centre Road and Crozier Lane on Scugog Island about a boater in distress at around 5:20 p.m.

Police said Phong Vu was alone in his canoe at the time it capsized. Witnesses found the empty canoe and called police.

“The water was rough. It looks like the canoe capsized and the gentleman was not wearing a life jacket,” Sgt. Mark Glionna said

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Posted: Oct 17, 2018 - 10:03 am


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Sad to hear, especially so soon after the loss of Kevin Wong. These guys are far too young to be gone.

Be smart out there everyone, wear your PFD.

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Posted: Oct 17, 2018 - 05:20 pm


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I keep mine on all the times since loosing 2 cousins earlier this summer due to a boating mishap. Bought a inflatable, well worth the money.

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 - 01:50 pm


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QUOTE (chazD @ Oct 17, 2018 - 07:20 pm)
I keep mine on all the times since loosing 2 cousins earlier this summer due to a boating mishap. Bought a inflatable, well worth the money.

Sorry to hear about your loss chaz, condolences to you and your family.

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 - 03:06 pm


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Sorry about your loss as well Chaz. I also picked up an inflatable pfd comfortable to wear while fishing

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 - 03:34 pm


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I'm fishing mainly out of a kayak so after Kevin's story I got the best PFD I could find.
I never flipped in a lake before but you never know...

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Posted: Oct 18, 2018 - 06:09 pm


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QUOTE (FatRap @ Oct 18, 2018 - 01:50 pm)
QUOTE (chazD @ Oct 17, 2018 - 07:20 pm)
I keep mine on all the times since loosing 2 cousins earlier this summer due to a boating mishap. Bought a inflatable, well worth the money.

Sorry to hear about your loss chaz, condolences to you and your family.

Thanks FR. It was a real shocker to the family. But an eye opener at the same time.

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Posted: Mar 15, 2019 - 04:05 pm


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A sad story indeed. At least the family has some closure.

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Posted: Mar 15, 2019 - 05:56 pm


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My condolences to family and friends.......re instills my feelings that wearing a life jacket should be the law.....not having it near you.......my thoughts have always been what if another boat hits me and I am unconscious........or what if my life jacket is not available when I tip.......mine is a inflatable and as long as I am in the boat.....it does not come off.....and is always done up.........be safe everyone in the upcoming boating season.

Arnie

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Posted: Mar 18, 2019 - 10:52 pm


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I'm pretty sure inflatables don't count as a PFD unless they are being worn and done up so it's not legal to not wear it if it is an inflatable you have. I have worn some before on water tests with marine mechanics and they are some comfortable! Forget you are even wearing it after you get back on shore until you try and do the seatbelt up in the truck. The main thing that has held me back from getting one is nobody can answer me as to how sensitive they are to being splashed because I can get quite wet in my kayak and wouldn't want it to autoinflate just because I hit a wave the wrong way in the wind or got a good shower releasing a fish or something. Condolences to the families in the op's story and yours chaz. Never an easy thing losing lived one's...

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Posted: Mar 19, 2019 - 12:44 pm


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This is sad, but timing is good to remind people that life jackets can safe your life. Yes you have to be wearing the inflatable in order for it to be legal. I wear a full life jacket when I'm in the boat, until it gets hot then I switch to an inflatable, but mine I have to pull the cord to inflate.

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