Local anglers say the two anglers know Sam Rayburn very well and it was truly a freak accident. Reports are that the tough-to-navigate lake was quite choppy during the day, which obstructed their view of a stump they knew was there. Any experienced boater will attest to the fact that it only takes an inch or two in the wrong direction for a disaster to happen; especially on stump and tree-ridden lakes like Sam Rayburn.
We’re glad these guys are okay and as we say all the time, wear your PFD and kill switch. It can save your life.