The Whole Truth or Thereabouts:

Frank NeSmith

The tragic commercial duck-boat accident on Table Rock Lake in Missouri this past summer reminded me of an almost identical incident 40 years ago. It happened on Pomona Lake which is a large U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir in East Kansas. ironically, both vessels sank from Midwestern summer storms that can hit with little or no warning. 

At the time I was the assistant chief of enforcement in the Kansas Department of Fish and Game. Kansas game wardens are also the official state boating patrol, and among my various duties was the supervision of the boating administrator who was in the enforcement division. 

Frank NeSmith, Columnist

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