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Skeet Reese Helps Out with a Boat Accident on Table Rock

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This could've been so much worse.

Boating accidents are scary to watch, plain and simple. The water feels like concrete you're moving that fast, which can make for some pretty violent spills.

Fortunately for this guy, though, professional angler Skeet Reese was on the scene at Missouri's Table Rock Lake when it happened. And fortunately for us, we get to see the situation unfold from Reese's point of view, as he was filming when the crash happened off in the distance.

Watch the video below:

Table Rock Boat Accident

Just a few minutes after this morning’s take-off at Table Rock Lake, I witnessed an accident. Jeff Clark, a local angler, was running just ahead of me when he hit a wake and lost control of his boat. Jeff was ejected, but thankfully he was wearing a lifejacket and did not get seriously hurt other than some bumps and bruises. Also, his engine kill switch was attached, so ALWAYS wear your PFD and fasten that kill switch EVERY TIME. This could have been a real tragedy.Thanks to all the other Bass Pro Tour Anglers that stopped to help out!#majorleaguefishing #bassprotourbranson #lifejacket #pfd #enginestopswitch Mercury Marine, General Tire, Lucky Craft USA, Berkley Fishing, Huk Gear, Eagle Claw Fishing, Ranger Boats, DICK'S Sporting Goods #goboldly #anywhereispossible #mlfbranson Dawn Bassham Clark

Posted by Skeet Reese - Professional Angler on Sunday, May 19, 2019

First and foremost, thank goodness this guy walked away OK! That could've ended much differently, and if Reese wasn't in the vicinity when it happened, he would've been pretty far from shore!

This clip is a great reminder of why you should always wear your life jacket or other PFD, at least when the boat in moving. When you're traveling at high speeds and crash, you could have an injury that inhibits your ability to swim, or the impact could knock the wind out of you or knock you unconscious.

The PFD ensures that if you do crash, you at least won't drown. However, it's also good to let someone know where you're going, as you could be pretty well stranded if you flipped in a remote area like this.

While the fact Reese was nearby was lucky, the aftermath of the crash wasn't so much. We've seen several videos surface in the last few months where boats flip and somehow don't stop running. Once they're flipped back over, they might have some damage but run just fine.

That was not the case here, though, as this guy's boat looks trashed forever. In fact, it looked like it was going to sink well before help ever arrived.

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Skeet Reese Helps Out with a Boat Accident on Table Rock