Man Missing for Two Days after Weekend Boating Crash

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The search continued today for a Stockton man who disappeared into the waters of the Delta after a weekend boating accident.

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Allen M

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Jun 26, 2007
 
Isn't it required to wear a life vest when boating?
Myself

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Jun 26, 2007
 
he was never found correct?
Matt

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Jun 27, 2007
 
Allen M wrote:
Isn't it required to wear a life vest when boating?
No it is not required, just recomended. It is required to have them on the boat, but not to wear them.

The SJ is a dangerous place in the day time, to run around at night just adds to that danger.

My heart goes out to his family, especially his daughters.

Please people, PLEASE, wear your vests... if your worried about the geek factor, they make very low profile inflatable models, they can be manual inflation, or inflate on contact with water. Sterns, Mustang Survival, even boating world has their own branded models. They all cost under $140 or so.

Regular vests cost far less, and most any vest probably would have prevented this.

If your not going to wear it for your own safety, or to save the grief of your family and friends, how about the other people in the boat with you that might have put their life on the line searching for you in the muddy waters that night? How about the people who had to throw on scuba gear and go find your body so that your family can have a decent funeral? You think those people are not traumatized to no end by every body they bring up?

It is not a game, it is not about looks. Wearing a vest is about saying I am responsible enough to wear this thing, so that if I or someone else ends up making a mistake, I have a fighting chance to survive.
lamar

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Jun 27, 2007
 
wear those lifejackets, they are designed for a reason
Pab

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Jun 27, 2007
 
Matt wrote:
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No it is not required, just recomended. It is required to have them on the boat, but not to wear them.
The SJ is a dangerous place in the day time, to run around at night just adds to that danger.
My heart goes out to his family, especially his daughters.
Please people, PLEASE, wear your vests... if your worried about the geek factor, they make very low profile inflatable models, they can be manual inflation, or inflate on contact with water. Sterns, Mustang Survival, even boating world has their own branded models. They all cost under $140 or so.
Regular vests cost far less, and most any vest probably would have prevented this.
If your not going to wear it for your own safety, or to save the grief of your family and friends, how about the other people in the boat with you that might have put their life on the line searching for you in the muddy waters that night? How about the people who had to throw on scuba gear and go find your body so that your family can have a decent funeral? You think those people are not traumatized to no end by every body they bring up?
It is not a game, it is not about looks. Wearing a vest is about saying I am responsible enough to wear this thing, so that if I or someone else ends up making a mistake, I have a fighting chance to survive.
First, my condolences to the family of the deceased.
I agree that wearing PFDs makes a lot of sense. However, exercising caution while operating a boat makes just as much sense. I don't know the size of the boats involved but the area where the accident happened is a 5 MPH zone, this boat had to be going much faster than the posted speed limit to cause one of the involved vessels to sink.
It is too bad that the only thing necessary to own and operate a boat is cash or good credit, we should start licesing boat operators like we do car drivers.
SAD

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Jun 28, 2007
 
First of all the Divers was not the one that found the Body of the missing boater, They did if they do their job right. It was a two young mens who went fishing there that found the body. So please get the story right, for the family is so disappointed on the search sheriff's.
Pab

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Jun 28, 2007
 
SAD wrote:
First of all the Divers was not the one that found the Body of the missing boater, They did if they do their job right. It was a two young mens who went fishing there that found the body. So please get the story right, for the family is so disappointed on the search sheriff's.
Very easy to criticise. Have you ever dived in zero visibility? Bodies usually float back to the surface when they start to decompose unless trapped under water.
Sabrina

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Jul 2, 2007
 
This report is incorrect.There were no divers. Fishermen found his body lying on rocks near the levy.
sincerely, his daughter [Sabrina]
Sabrina

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Jul 2, 2007
 
I really miss my dad, he was a good person. It didn't have to happen this way to him. He did passed the 5 mph zone, because I know this for a fact because I've always been with him in our boat in the past. If the other boat didn't anchored their boat in the middle of the channel at night this wouldn't of happened to my dad.I love him so much!!

sincerely his daughter, Sabrina Ieng
Sabrina

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Jul 2, 2007
 
The Stockton Record got the wrong information. My dad does know how to swim. I'm very dissapointed when I heard this false news. He couldn't swam to the shore because he was hurt in the boat already and that's what I believe in my heart that happened. He was a great father to me and a very special friend to everyone else that knew him may you rest in peace dad.
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Aug 5, 2011
 
This was my brother.. this information that you all are reading is false. They have it all wrong. My brother was a great swimmer, saved people's lives in the past. He was a great man and is forever in my heart. It has been four long years with out him. Not a day flies by with out him in mind. So please everyone^^ do not believe everything you read. It broke all of our hearts when we lost him, and to top it all off, this false information is out there. RIP Bong Tah.. love you always.

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