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Old 03-09-2019, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by WallyWarrior View Post
Did you go through the ice? Iíve been in freezing water after a kayak tip and it almost cost me my life. That was when I decided on the float suit for ice fishing. Did the suit help, and how did you get out, assuming you went through the ice?

I will say I did not have any buoyancy when I went in with cotton hoodie and blue jeans.

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Yes I broke through the ice while trying to retrieve a 4-wheeler that a friend had put through the ice in a narrows the day before in late winter. The water was over my head (probably 15'). The suit held me up, i did not panic, just had my buddies throw me a rope with a big loop, put it under my arms and let them drag me onto the ice. Since there were other people right on the spot, I would have more then likely have made it out OK without the suit, but it did keep me up with no effort from my part. It all worked quite well, convincing me the suit was a great purchase.
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