Close Call for Paddlers on Rockport Reservoir

Saved by the Jacket

Two women who went paddling on Rockport Reservoir last month say they narrowly escaped a deadly collision with a boater and want to warn others about their experience. They are very conscious of their safety while on the reservoir and were wearing bright, neon colors the day of the incident, and an orange life jacket.

“”The driver of the boat killed the engine and I went over and picked her (Mona) up on my board because she, thankfully, had a floatation device,” she said. “We were all in shock. This guy who saw the whole thing from the shore comes flying out on his paddleboard and called 911.”

Source: Park Record


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