Indy man at party on boat drowns in Lake Monroe

A 44-year-old Indianapolis man drowned Saturday in a reservoir, the Monroe County Sheriff's Department said. Full Story
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New Albany, IN

#1 Apr 1, 2007
Indy man on boat drowns .. hmmmmmmm If he was ON the boat how did he drown ? It should have read ... Indy man falls from boat, drowns
Taxed2Hilt

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Apr 1, 2007
I thought people who drowned floated on top of the water.

Does it take a few days to ripen up in order to float?

Just curious, if someone knows.
Thoughtless

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Apr 1, 2007
Taxed2Hilt wrote:
I thought people who drowned floated on top of the water.
Does it take a few days to ripen up in order to float?
Just curious, if someone knows.
Bodies sink for the first few days. Depending on temperature of the water, what the person ate or drank that day, it could be three days before the body floats. It takes longer if the water is cold, or if the person didn't eat any gassy foods (i.e. pizza, beer).
Anonymous

AOL

#5 Apr 1, 2007
Its stupid to drink alchohol while floating (regardless of the size of the boat). Darwin gains a point.
Say what

Fishers, IN

#6 Apr 1, 2007
forum wrote:
Indy man on boat drowns .. hmmmmmmm If he was ON the boat how did he drown ? It should have read ... Indy man falls from boat, drowns
Its the Indy Star babysitter!!!!
JIM HOFMANN

AOL

#7 Apr 1, 2007
DAVID WASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ONE OF MY BEST FREINDS, IAM MAD AT YOU DAVID. DAMN YOU, I MISS YOU. YOU WERE A VERY VERY GOOD FRIEND , FATHER, MECHANIC.WE HAVE HAD LOTS OF GREAT TIMES TOGETHER. I WANTED YOU TO SEE PICTURES OF US ON OUR WALLS AT OUR NEW HOME. WE WILL NEVER HAVE FUN AGAIN. GOD BLESS YOU. BECAUSE I KNOW YOU ARE IN HEAVEN , I WISH I COULD BE THERE WITH YOU. YOUR FRIEND JIM & SHIRLEY. LOVE ALWAYS.
Shirley Hofmann

AOL

#8 Apr 1, 2007
NO matter what happened it was "STUPID" David, David, David, you KNEW you was not to drink, You had been so good not drinking. You knew better, we bragged so many times that you had quit. We will miss you and we will keep in touch with your family, especially Nikki.,
We 'LOVE YOU" AND WILL MISS YOU. You was such a GOOD FRIEND.
Shirley and Jim Hofmann
Friend of Bill and Bob

AOL

#9 Apr 1, 2007
My prayers and sympathy go to the family of Mr. Hooks. Your pain must be devastating.

And I pray that others may learn
from this tragedy.

There is a solution, and good things happen to alcoholics who don't drink.
FRIEND OF DAVE

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Apr 1, 2007
My Thought's an prayers go out Dave's family, especially Nikki. We all will truly miss Dave. I wish i knew why Dave was left alone on the dock alone? right after experiencing a problem, by falling overboard in the first place? Maby a judgement error? He had to be cold sitting wet on a dock off the lake in March. But the truth of the matter:When GOD calls for us an im confident GOD called for Dave now GOD has a new best friend. WE LOVED YOU DAVE!! You will truly be missed bt so so many friends.
Friend of God

United States

#11 Apr 1, 2007
As much as I want to ache with you over the loss of Dave, I must take issue with God getting the blame for this. The REAL TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS, God is not the taker of life but the giver. Why is it when people make bad choices and suffer unfortunate outcomes, God gets the blame for "calling them home"? Yes, if Dave was a Christian, he is home with the Lord now, but if he had made better choices, he would still be here.
Uncle the Mortician

Cincinnati, OH

#12 Apr 1, 2007
My Uncle explained that the cells within the body start to break down and as they break down, they emit CO2 which then rises. Time is based on how heavy the body is at the time but more from a body mass weight.
Thoughtless wrote:
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Bodies sink for the first few days. Depending on temperature of the water, what the person ate or drank that day, it could be three days before the body floats. It takes longer if the water is cold, or if the person didn't eat any gassy foods (i.e. pizza, beer).
Lini

United States

#13 Apr 2, 2007
No where did I see the mention of alcohol in the short report I read. You people are hateful. This was someone's son, father, brother, and friend and to talk about him bloating up and floating is cruel to those who are seeking solace. Rip me apart for saying this if you want - I did not know the man but if this is the way you treat someone who has died, I feel really sorry for you. You must lead sad lives.
deb

United States

#14 Apr 2, 2007
you go lini, dave stood up with us at our wedding and was very close to our family . . . my ex-husband grew up with him, too he was always there for us and anyone who needed anything. . .may he rest in peace . . .
SAD

Mooresville, IN

#15 Apr 2, 2007
Taxed2Hilt wrote:
I thought people who drowned floated on top of the water.

Does it take a few days to ripen up in order to float?

Just curious, if someone knows.
IF YOU'RE STUPID ENOUGH TO WRITE THIS COMMENT--THEN MAYBE YOU SHOULD GO DROWN YOURSELF TO SEE HOW IT WORKS. SIGNED: DAVE'S SIS
CiCi

United States

#16 Apr 2, 2007
If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane. We would walk right up to Heaven and bring you back again.

No farewell words were spoken.
No time to say "Goodbye".
You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why.

Our hearts still ache with sadness, and secret tears still flow.
What you meant to our lives Dave, only special people got to know.

But now we know you want us to mourn for you no more; to remember all the happy times, life still has much in store.

Since you'll never be forgotten, we pledge to you today a hollowed place within our hearts is where you'll always stay.

Dave,

To know you was to love you, and we'll always remember the wonderful times we had on the lake. We will Celebrate Your Life as itís easier then mourning your death.

I will say a special prayer for Nikki and the rest of your family. God Bless
CiCi

United States

#17 Apr 2, 2007
forum wrote:
Indy man on boat drowns .. hmmmmmmm If he was ON the boat how did he drown ? It should have read ... Indy man falls from boat, drowns


The party was on the boat.Dave was in the reservoir drowning if you wish to be technical.
CiCi

United States

#18 Apr 2, 2007
Taxed2Hilt wrote:
I thought people who drowned floated on top of the water.

Does it take a few days to ripen up in order to float?

Just curious, if someone knows.
Why don't you look it up on the internet idiot?
CiCi

United States

#19 Apr 2, 2007
Anonymous wrote:
Its stupid to drink alchohol while floating (regardless of the size of the boat). Darwin gains a point.
This person has a family. Chalk a point up for a real ass! No wonder you wanted to remain anonymous.
CiCi

United States

#20 Apr 2, 2007
Lini wrote:
No where did I see the mention of alcohol in the short report I read. You people are hateful. This was someone's son, father, brother, and friend and to talk about him bloating up and floating is cruel to those who are seeking solace. Rip me apart for saying this if you want - I did not know the man but if this is the way you treat someone who has died, I feel really sorry for you. You must lead sad lives.
God Bless you for defending my friend.
CiCi

United States

#21 Apr 2, 2007
If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane. We would walk right up to Heaven and bring you back again.

No farewell words were spoken.
No time to say "Goodbye".
You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why.

Our hearts still ache with sadness, and secret tears still flow.
What you meant to our lives Dave, only special people got to know.

But now we know you want us to mourn for you no more; To remember all the happy times, life still has much in store.

Since you'll never be forgotten, we pledge to you today a hollowed place within our hearts is where you'll always stay.

Dave,

To know you was to love you, and we'll always remember the wonderful times we had on the lake. We will Celebrate Your Life as itís easier then mourning your death.

I will say a special prayer for Nikki and the rest of your family

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