Skip to comments.Man dragged under by crab pot, drowns
Posted on 09/02/2013 11:04:45 AM PDT by artichokegrower
A man died Sunday morning in Tomales Bay when he fell over the side of a boat while dumping a crab pot into the water just a few hundred yards off shore, according to the Marin County Fire Department.
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What was uncharitable in post 13?
I’d hate to be slowly dragged down and think, “Hmm, I didn’t get knocked out, I know exactly what happened and what is about to happen, that knot sure is tight, this water is warmer than I thought it would be, and my knife is sitting right by the bait bucket. Oh well.”
LOL, that TV show really plays a big part on this thread.
This was a California crabber, a couple of hundred yards off the beach.
You are upset at my assumption that he didn’t have a knife, but want to fill in the story with this? “”dragging you into a ships rail at a speed that could easily break your leg and split your skull wide open?””
I used to set out crab traps myself, as a kid.
I wonder if he was alone.
We don’t have any details at this point.
In this case, one second might add ear splitting pain due to the depth he had been pulled down to.
It’s Kalifornia. Probably would have to go to jail for doing such a thing.
You just revel in making the dumbest comments you can think of.
Why in the world is that a dumb comment?
The Hell's Belle is almost 17" long with an 11 inch blade and is a true fighting Bowie, it is not for camp chores.
Good argument for wearing a neck knife in addition to the work knife that got away from you.
This is the United States Coast Guard is this the missing fisherman’s wife?
Fisherman’s wife: Yes it is.
Well ma’am I’m afraid we have some good news, bad news and hopeful news for you.
Well give me the bad news first.
Ma’am we have found your husband’s body and it appears that he drowned while crab fishing by being dragged down by the crab pot.
Oh my that’s horrible. What is the good news?
Well when we brought him up we had a nice limit of Dungenous crab.
Well I suppose that is good news. What on Earth could the hopeful news be?
Well ma’am we put him back down and we’ll come back tomorrow in anticipation of another limti.
I checked California laws after I posted my comment. Kind of like posting a comment before reading the article:) The one that stood out was it was illegal to carry a folding knife in the open position while exposed (the knife being exposed, not yourself. You will be jumped here on FR for being improper:) because it could be considered a dagger, which is illegal.
I have my Dad’s WWII US Navy knife I would like carry boating but am reluctant to carry because I already lost his WWII Kabar in a diving accident.
Not the same accident where I lost all my reloading equipment.
Statistically, being a commercial fisherman is more deadly then police work, or being a soldier.
These are quotes from a Sailing Gear article.
“Some offshore races are now requiring knives on deck and worn by each crewmember”
“The requirement of a cockpit knife has always existed for most offshore and inshore races sailed under the ISAF Special Regulations. Regulations usually require a knife to be kept in the boats safety grab bag as well. These rules mandate the on-deck knife be accessible, secure in its scabbard, and made of a quality steel alloy that can withstand environmental abuse. In 2011, however, several studies conducted following two high-profile accidents each recommended all sailors carry a personal knife.
Consequently, the 2012 Mackinac [Race] Safety Requirements (MSR), used for the Chicago-Mac and Bayview-Mac races now require every crewmember to carry a knife while on deck, and always readily available (i.e., on the outside of your gear or PFD).”
As I recall, it’s lagal for commercial fishermen to carry automatic (switchblade) knives.
.i’ve worked on these Maine lobster and scallop boats...
.cold and tiring work - boring even; alcohol is prevalent among these folks..
..shit can happen in an instant, and no, they don’t walk around with knives in their hands..
Another weird post, with cussing no less.
This was California, not Maine, a few hundred yards off shore, and no one said anything about walking around with a knife in their hand.
Did you read post 35? Why would you be hostile to the advice of carrying a knife on a boat?
I do have knives on me when aboard and when hunting. My favorite sheath knife is my Dad’s USN knife but I just don’t take it on the boat. When I finish my project boat I will bring it on board after the Christening.
Sheath knives are illegal on merchant ships way back when.
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