Blown Away

FOUR OF US WEREICEFISHING FOR SMELT ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN WHEN THE WIND BEGAN TO BLOW. OUR LARGESHANTY SHELTERED US FROM … Continued

FOUR OF US WEREICEFISHING FOR SMELT ON LAKE CHAMPLAIN WHEN THE WIND BEGAN TO BLOW. OUR LARGESHANTY SHELTERED US FROM THE 60-MPH BLASTS.

SUDDENLY, A GUSTOF WIND SNAPPED OUR ANCHOR ROPE!

THE SHANTY BEGANSLIDING TOWARD THE OPEN CHANNEL. MY SON RANDY AND I JUMPED TO SAFETY.

THE SHACK PLUNGEDINTO THE ICY WATER WITH OUR FRIENDS ED AND TOM STILL TRAPPED INSIDE!

ED STRUGGLED TOTHE WATER’S EDGE AND PULLED HIMSELF OUT. TOM WAS CLOSE TO DROWNING WHEN HEFINALLY MANAGED TO GRAB HOLD OF ED’S LEG.

WITH THE LAST OFHIS STRENGTH, ED PULLED TOM TO SAFETY.