Search scaled back for presumed drowning victims

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The search for two New Jersey men who presumably drowned in the Delaware River when their fishing boat capsized almost two weeks ago in Pike County is being scaled back to daily boat patrols by rangers from The ... Read more

“You call THIS civilization??”

Since: Mar 07

Orefield, PA

#1 Apr 16, 2008
Yikes! This is why when I kayak or canoe I wear my life vest even if I look stupid. If you get hit on the head you can't grab for a floatation device. But if you're wearing it, it can keep your head above water until you come to.
hollyberry

Christiansburg, VA

#2 Apr 16, 2008
I am a good swimmer, but always wore a life jacket when canoeing. That river is much more dangerous than it appears - when we capsized once in small rapids on it, I honestly think I would've drowned without it - and it wasn't even that deep! It was so swift, you panic and don't think of trying to just stand up.

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