Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 34
  1. #1
    All-Star
    Points: 49,086, Level: 68
    Level completed: 53%, Points required for next Level: 664
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    baller21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    1,383
    Points
    49,086
    Level
    68
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 55
    Given: 17

    ISU student drowning

    http://www.kcci.com/news/dive-team-c...6554212#!0K1Bk

    Not a good time to go tubing down the river. With all the rain up north the current is really strong. Very sad.



  2. #2
    All-Star
    Points: 24,061, Level: 47
    Level completed: 52%, Points required for next Level: 489
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    sunnysideup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    The Metro
    Posts
    1,387
    Points
    24,061
    Level
    47
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 89
    Given: 60

    Re: ISU student drowning

    A few days ago I was invited to go tubing next weekend on the Des Moines river. I think I will pass...


    Yeah TOAST!!!

  3. #3
    Starter
    Points: 16,434, Level: 38
    Level completed: 98%, Points required for next Level: 16
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    808
    Points
    16,434
    Level
    38
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 42
    Given: 3

    Re: ISU student drowning

    Terribly sad, especially considering that they intended to take out at Carr Park right where the drowning occurred due to the perceived hazard.

    I just canoed a good stretch of the Skunk, prior to the storms, and it was pretty leisurely. But, considering how many downed trees and logjams we encountered (even had to portage the boats a few hundred yards a bit south of Ames), it's easy to see how they'd be concealed and even more dangerous with a further 8 feet of water in the channel.



  4. #4
    Addict
    Points: 84,856, Level: 90
    Level completed: 62%, Points required for next Level: 694
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    cstrunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Longview, TX
    Posts
    8,162
    Points
    84,856
    Level
    90
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 44
    Given: 2

    Re: ISU student drowning

    There's something about rivers that are moving faster than a snail's pace or I can't see the bottom in that have always worried me if I was on one in a boat or kayak or whatever.

    This is why.



  5. #5
    Addict
    Points: 101,528, Level: 99
    Level completed: 24%, Points required for next Level: 1,522
    Overall activity: 49.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    awd4cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    9,136
    Points
    101,528
    Level
    99
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 760
    Given: 516

    Re: ISU student drowning

    I couldn't believe people went tubing down that. I drove by that earlier today and noticed how high that river is right now.



  6. #6
    All-Star
    Points: 24,061, Level: 47
    Level completed: 52%, Points required for next Level: 489
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    sunnysideup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    The Metro
    Posts
    1,387
    Points
    24,061
    Level
    47
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 89
    Given: 60

    Re: ISU student drowning

    Quote Originally Posted by cstrunk View Post
    There's something about rivers that are moving faster than a snail's pace or I can't see the bottom in that have always worried me if I was on one in a boat or kayak or whatever.

    This is why.
    This is the exact way I feel. Murky water, currents, debris under the water, plus wildlife is the reason I stay out of them.


    Yeah TOAST!!!

  7. #7
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 52,789, Level: 71
    Level completed: 16%, Points required for next Level: 1,261
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    3,812
    Points
    52,789
    Level
    71
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 158
    Given: 263

    Re: ISU student drowning

    Wildlife? Attack by a bear or pack of wolves?



  8. #8
    Speechless
    Points: 481,184, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 58.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    CycloneRulzzz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Nevada, IA
    Posts
    19,973
    Points
    481,184
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,236
    Given: 3,062

    Re: ISU student drowning

    Just got to work and was notified that guy who drowned is a fellow coworker of mine.


    CF SURVIVOR 4 WINNER!


    Quote Originally Posted by cyowan View Post

    Rulzzz 3:16 says I just liked your post!

  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 101,528, Level: 99
    Level completed: 24%, Points required for next Level: 1,522
    Overall activity: 49.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    awd4cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    9,136
    Points
    101,528
    Level
    99
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 760
    Given: 516

    Re: ISU student drowning

    Quote Originally Posted by 2020cy View Post
    Wildlife? Attack by a bear or pack of wolves?
    Or just getting in a river with a bunch of animal ****.



  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 150,803, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 42.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    Farnsworth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    8,001
    Points
    150,803
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 675
    Given: 354

    Re: ISU student drowning

    Quote Originally Posted by sunnysideup View Post
    This is the exact way I feel. Murky water, currents, debris under the water, plus wildlife is the reason I stay out of them.
    Quote Originally Posted by awd4cy View Post
    Or just getting in a river with a bunch of animal ****.
    Floating the skunk is the bomb. I really want to get back to Ames for a trip this year. Guess I should wait until the levels go down a bit. Will make me double think going over the small dam though.



  11. #11
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 75,488, Level: 85
    Level completed: 38%, Points required for next Level: 1,062
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    isufbcurt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    4,525
    Points
    75,488
    Level
    85
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 605
    Given: 945

    Re: ISU student drowning

    We canoe the skunk often. Once a couple years ago we did it when it was like it is now, that will never happen again. We knew it was higher than normal but the skunk isn't really that deep so we didn't think nothing of it. But we quickly found out it wasnt the depth it was the current speed. We now only go when it is at normal levels, which kind of sucks because you get stuck on sandbars alot.



  12. #12
    Addict
    Points: 113,730, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    JP4CY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Sommerset
    Posts
    6,399
    Points
    113,730
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 381
    Given: 169

    Re: ISU student drowning

    Shocking. I haven't seen the Skunk lately but that river is pretty mellow compared to a lot of other ones. When I've kayaked or tubed that in the past, it seemed SO shallow.



  13. #13
    All-Star
    Points: 24,061, Level: 47
    Level completed: 52%, Points required for next Level: 489
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    sunnysideup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    The Metro
    Posts
    1,387
    Points
    24,061
    Level
    47
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 89
    Given: 60

    Re: ISU student drowning

    Quote Originally Posted by 2020cy View Post
    Wildlife? Attack by a bear or pack of wolves?
    More like fish and snakes and the like. I just don't like the idea of letting my a** float in the water while those things are circling around underneath. Plus I'm sure my beer farts could attract quite a few unsavory things...


    Yeah TOAST!!!

  14. #14
    Addict
    Points: 119,829, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 33.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    Cycsk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    9,543
    Points
    119,829
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 435
    Given: 370

    Re: ISU student drowning

    Quote Originally Posted by isufbcurt View Post
    We canoe the skunk often. Once a couple years ago we did it when it was like it is now, that will never happen again. We knew it was higher than normal but the skunk isn't really that deep so we didn't think nothing of it. But we quickly found out it wasnt the depth it was the current speed. We now only go when it is at normal levels, which kind of sucks because you get stuck on sandbars alot.

    Unfortunately, some of the factors that make tubing more fun (decent currents) also make it more dangerous. What do you consider a maximum safe water level for tubing the Skunk?



  15. #15
    Speechless
    Points: 213,792, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 20.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    16,850
    Points
    213,792
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 668
    Given: 385

    Re: ISU student drowning

    I wouldn't tube on the skunk when its high and fast. Lots of snags and things to get hung up on. Tube when the water level is normal.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBD
  • Iowa State vs. Oklahoma
  • November 1, 2014
  • 07:00 PM