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    Anyone have more detail besides what's available online? Man dove in sunday am and never came up.

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    Saturday out i the bay, one guy swam 7 miles (17 hours), the other stayed with the boat. First guy made it to shore, called 911. Coast Guard snatched the other. Boat was a 16foot Tracker bass boat, still out there, just upside down. 5 to 10 foot waves at time of accident.
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    Who the hell goes 7 miles out in a Bass boat?
    Quote Originally Posted by One More Year View Post
    The only blab's I will even be a part of is just when it is me they are talking about. Aaaah yes I can see a few good looking shiny tall deck motors on the beach, with barely enough fuel to get back to the launch saying, "Holy crap how fast you think that Daytona was going man? That's like the 20th time he's gone by today?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanger rat View Post
    Who the hell goes 7 miles out in a Bass boat?
    Was it a bass boat involved in this?

    I'm referring to the 3 people out @ 3:00 am in Minnetonka on sunday morning.

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    If They Where In A Bass Boat That Would Be One Thing. These Guys Where Bass Tracker, That Is A Row Boat With A Motor. A Big Wave From A Baja Would Sink It. They Where In 4 To 5 Footers, Dum A$$!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB in so cal View Post
    Was it a bass boat involved in this?

    I'm referring to the 3 people out @ 3:00 am in Minnetonka on sunday morning.
    Sad deal. http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/myfox...Y&pageId=1.1.1
    Quote Originally Posted by One More Year View Post
    The only blab's I will even be a part of is just when it is me they are talking about. Aaaah yes I can see a few good looking shiny tall deck motors on the beach, with barely enough fuel to get back to the launch saying, "Holy crap how fast you think that Daytona was going man? That's like the 20th time he's gone by today?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanger rat View Post
    Who the hell goes 7 miles out in a Bass boat?
    Saginaw Bay fisherman swims 16 hours to shore after boat capsizes
    Posted by Press News Service July 14, 2008 09:27AM
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    LINWOOD -- A 51-year-old fisherman swam for about 16 hours to cover the seven miles to shore after waves capsized his bass boat Sunday.

    Gene Lizotte of Davison swam to shore in the Saginaw Bay's 68 degree water and directed rescuers to find his friend, Robin Heit, 45, of Vassar.

    U.S. Coast Guard staff rescued his fishing companion before 7 a.m. sitting on the hull of the capsized boat seven miles from shore. By then, Lizotte had been awaiting rescue for about 18 hours.

    "They're alive because they were wearing their life preservers -- they were physically wearing them instead of stuffing them into the bottom of the boat, like we've seen so many times before," said U.S. Coast Guard Master Chief Michael J. Pollack, the officer in charge of the Saginaw River Station in Bay City.

    The friends left to go fishing early Sunday morning and estimated they capsized in 5-foot waves sometime between 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. after taking on water on their 16-foot Tracker bass boat, Lizotte told rescuers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sanger rat View Post
    Who the hell goes 7 miles out in a Bass boat?
    About the same type that goes out there in a hydro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgun19 View Post
    About the same type that goes out there in a hydro.
    Ain't no way in hell I'm going seven miles out. I get in trouble when I run the shoreline.
    Quote Originally Posted by One More Year View Post
    The only blab's I will even be a part of is just when it is me they are talking about. Aaaah yes I can see a few good looking shiny tall deck motors on the beach, with barely enough fuel to get back to the launch saying, "Holy crap how fast you think that Daytona was going man? That's like the 20th time he's gone by today?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanger rat View Post
    Ain't no way in hell I'm going seven miles out. I get in trouble when I run the shoreline.
    You get in trouble before you get up in the afternoon

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    Hell once I did not even get the boat off the trailer and the lcoal police told me don't even thing of putting it in the water and told me to go home! We all know what happened next

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    You went home and did the ol lady instead.
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    Nevermind.

    Body of missing boater found in Lake Minnetonka
    By TIM HARLOW, Star Tribune

    Last update: July 16, 2008 - 11:08 AM


    Authorities have recovered the body of a man who had been missing in Lake Minnetonka since Sunday.

    The Hennepin County Water Patrol pulled the body of a 41-year-old man out of the water about 6:10 a.m. today, said Tracey Martin, a spokeswoman for the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office.

    The name of the man who was found about 100 yards from shore on the south side of Casco Point in East Upper Lake has not been released.

    Searchers had been looking for him since Sunday when a resident called 911 at 2:43 a.m. after hearing cries for help. Soon after, a woman called 911 and said a man who had been aboard a boat with her was missing in the water.

    Reports said that the man and woman had jumped into the lake. The woman made it back to the boat, but he did not.

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