I suppose this other tragedy (that I mention here) has been eclipsed by the magnitude of Stilly slide disaster, but a 79 year old fisherman was lost on the Bogachiel River last Friday when the driftboat he and his 54 year old fishing partner were in got pushed into brush and overhanging trees immediately after launching. The boat took on water, and the 54 year old swam to shore. The other angler stayed with the swamped boat, and was last seen "clinging to a life vest." (Sounds like it was at the fish hatchery launch). His body hasn't yet been found. I've been following this story in the Peninsula Daily News. The phrase "clinging to a life vest" says it all. If he'd actually been wearing the thing, he might have survived. In fact, if he'd had it on and properly adjusted, I'll bet that he probably would have survived.