this strory evokes so many puzzling debates....kind of like the Nebraska Safe Haven story from several years ago, when the State was admitting teenagers as children protected under their "Safe Haven" law that allowed chilkdren to be dropped off at some Government Installation or hospital no questions asked as long as they were under 18 and classified as a child. Frustrated parents must have dropped off over 200 teenagers, mostly from outside of Nebraska.
amyway, so many questions, here is a start...
why were they boating in a known airborne fish area with a child on board? i have been on that river many times, and the signs are clearly posted to stay away from the sturgeon areas. Sturgeons can weigh over 150 pounds, and when airborne, are considered deadly if they drop on a boater or spear them, like what happened to the 5 year-old passenger.. the sturgeon generally congregate in deep water areas of the river, they need a lot of water depth to get up to speed to get airborne..
the sturgeon is a wildlife policy protected species (federal and state), who has the rights to the water, the boaters or the airborne fish?
these selfish boaters (no pun intended) have run over manatees for decades, severely injuring many of the manatees, who must yield to whom on the waterways?
Edited by synergy513, 08 July 2015 - 12:21 AM.