UPDATED: Bow Fishermen Rescued from Capsized Boat At Huntingburg LakeHUNTINGBURG (NNDC/Local Sources) – Two Huntingburg men escaped injury when the fishing boat they were in capsized on Huntingburg Lake late Wednesday afternoon.
The two fishermen were Scott Mundy and his son Kade, both from Huntingburg.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says two bow fishermen were fishing on the south side of the lake, approximately 150 yds from shore shortly after 5pm when their boat began taking on water.
Scott says it was Kade who noticed the boat was taking on water about an hour after they ventured out onto the lake. Scott says, “it may have been 45 seconds to a minute later and the boat was completely underwater.”
While still in the water, Scott says he called 911 and then called conservation officers he personally knows for help. A friend of the Mundys stayed on the shore after learning what happened to make sure they were alright while conservation officers arrived and got the two safely to shore. The boat was also recovered.
Both men were wearing life jackets and made the decision to stay with their boat until help arrived. Both men are veteran outdoorsmen.
Neither Scott nor Kade were injured. After returning home Wednesday evening, Scott says he and Kade examined the boat. He says, “We didn’t see any leaks; we have no idea why it sank.”
Indiana Conservation Officers strongly encourage the use of life jackets while enjoying any activity out on the water.