Monday, September 28, 2009

Be careful-even in small water (Update on Thompson man drowning)

News article from DesMoines Register

An Urbandale man on a fishing trip with friends drowned in the Big Thompson River west of Loveland , Colo. , on Wednesday, according to the Loveland Reporter-Herald.

Phillip Dorff, 59, of Urbandale was fishing separately from his three friends, according to the Larimer County coroner's and sheriff's offices.

The friends, who had last seen him at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, began to worry when Dorff had not returned to Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch by 9 p.m., the deputy coroner told the newspaper. End article.

Coloradocasters was up here shortly before this happened. I wanted to wait for more details to come in on this before releasing anything on the bloginess. This is a tragic story and it seems that we lose a few anglers every year for one reason or the other. This accidental death brings one important note to my mind…Anglers need to be careful regardless of water size.

This reminds me of all close calls I have had on small water that I did not take as serious as if I was on the Platte River or other “big water”. This is a primary factor of why smaller water may actually be more dangerous at times. Let’s be careful out there.

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