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Full Name :   Vance Fowler
Gender :   male
Age :   73
State :   Utah
Country :   United States
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Ignorance and stupidity can drown ya, man!
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Young and stupid.  Didn't know nothin' 'bout being under water.  Got wild hair to explore the contents of Oregon's frigid Little North Santiam River's crystal clear waters up close and personal.  Lots of salmon to see while snorkeling.  Wanted closer look.  Couldn't afford the real stuff so figgered I could build something from junk on hand.  Bicycle pump...good.  Hose...good.  Hot water bottle...yep.  Buddy's old wet suit...warm.  Mask and fins...tried and true.  Ah, yes, I can smell those big chinook salmon now.  Add a quacker valve and mouthpiece to the hot water bottle, a harness, and use a big rock to weight my idiot bod to the bottom and I'm over the edge and down 20 feet among 'em.  Alls I need is my girlfriend to snap a picture and pump like crazy.  Good to go.  ...Holy schumucker's!  Do you have ANY idea how fast you sink to the freaking bottom with a 40 pound rock in your hands?  Do you have ANY idea how fast the water pressure will flatten ALL the air right out of a hot water bottle?  Take my word for it.  FAST.  Suck, suck, gasp!  Them salmon had nothing to fear from me.  Back to the drawing boards.
 
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img 09-12-2010
You crazy mon! Funny thing is...I so you do a similar stunt 20 years later in the pond in Oregon. Was it successful the second time around? LOL!
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