(September 2004, Arkansas) My son is a rescue diver with the sheriff's
department. About two months ago, they were called out for an emergency
rescue of several people who had fallen in the water, after their boat had
When the rescue team arrived at the scene, other boaters had pulled two men
out of the water and onto their boat. Two other cloth covered items were
floating ominously in the river. But when the divers entered the water,
they that these were not bodies.
The story was that the two men that were pulled out of the water had
decided to do a little fishing. Bass fishermen spend tens of thousands of
dollars outfitting their specialized boats with fancy electronic fish
finders and other gear, and sometimes make the boats into floating palaces,
with seats that recline while they're waiting for the Big One to
strike. But not everyone can afford the best.
These two fishermen had to make do with a 14-foot, flat-bottom jon boat.
Wanting to be comfortable, and not having the money for a real bass boat,
these two dim bulbs decided to put a couple of La-Z-boy recliners on their
skiff. They must have barely had enough room left for their supply of
beer. Needless to say, they both decided to recline at the same time, and
you can figure out the rest of the story.
My son said that he and the rest of the rescue team were laughing so hard
that they could hardly do their job.
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