Two fishing buffs who headed out onto a Loveland pond for some late-night fishing recently lost their lives in a fatal CO boating accident, according to a recent article from My Windsor Now.
The two men, ages 68 and 37, were related as father- and son-in-law. They went fishing that evening along with a 12-year-old boy, who was grandson and son to the two men, respectively. At some point during the course of their evening, their boat overturned, sending all three fishers into the water. Rescue workers later recovered the bodies of the two adults from the pond, where they had drowned. The boy managed to make it to an island, where he was found by rescue workers and taken to a local hospital for treatment.
According to the family, the older of the two men could not swim, although he loved to fish and was an avid gardener. However, the younger of the two was a strong swimmer. Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the accident, and they have not said whether any of the three people involved in the accident were wearing or had access to a personal floatation device (PFD) at the time. Colorado law requires children ages 12 and under to wear a PFD while on a boat, but it does not require adults to wear them.
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