Thursday, April 19, 2012

Poseidon is Angry

  • A Chicago sailor and a friend were plucked from Lake Michigan when their sailboat capsized off Montrose Harbor this afternoon -- almost exactly a year after he was rescued by his wife when a storm flipped the same boat during a birthday celebration.

    [...] The boat capsized near Belmont Harbor around 2:30 p.m., and winds carried it north to Montrose Harbor. When a police boat pulled up, Kovats and his friend were struggling to hold on to the side of the boat, officials said. They were not wearing life-jackets.

    Rescuers threw a line to the men but they were too exhausted, apparently from hypothermia, a police spokesman said. Two divers then went into the water and pulled the men to safety around 2:50 p.m. Officials estimate the two were in the water for about 15 minutes. They were taken in good condition to Weiss Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital.
Time to start charging this guy for use of police and fire resources every time he goes out and endangers officers' and firefighters' lives needlessly.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone tell Capt. Steubing to give it up.

4/19/2012 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, thank him, put him on the payroll. In charge of training in Da LAKE....weekly n live events. Maybe a safety commercial on the stupid things that make you fall out DAS BOAT...

4/19/2012 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Something To Ponder said...

"When a police boat pulled up, Kovats and his friend were struggling to hold on to the side of the boat, officials said. They were not wearing life-jackets."

Gee Mr. Kovats, 3 strikes and you're dead! If the Almighty had wanted you in the water he would have given you webbed feet and gills.

Might we suggest you take up a different hobby... like laying on the beach? Unlike a boat, you are much less likely to fall off the ground.

GRAVITY: It's the law... OBEY IT ! ! !

4/19/2012 04:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree, he's not a Chicago resident, he's some suburbanite (like the majority of people with boats docked at Chicago harbors) that thinks he can sail. This goof needs a radio or television to check the weather and water reports. If I remember correctly last year this clown when out with a storm coming.

4/19/2012 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is something seriously wrong with that guy! This was the second time he needed to be rescued. His family needs to take on some responsibility here. No more sailing for him!

4/19/2012 07:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy sounds like someone that would try to climb Denali in January during a blizzard.

4/19/2012 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Center board???

4/19/2012 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was riding the lakefront yesterday when I saw fire trucks rushing to montrose. 2 ambis,, almost all of 19 or 23 district or whatever it's called, numerous cfd units, must have been 10 or more pieces of equipment. CPD boats, helicopters. Etc.
Bill this idiot!
Small craft advisory and old fart goes out with out life jackets!
Maybe lightening his wallet will teach the old dog new tricks!

4/19/2012 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please take the ex mayor, the current mayor, and father two faced on a sailing trip.

Pretty please.

Pretty pretty please.

Pretty please with sugar on top.

4/19/2012 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sell the boat.

4/19/2012 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey buddy, news flash, sailing isnt your thing.

4/19/2012 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This clown did the same thing exactly one year ago. Fine him!

4/19/2012 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another outstanding job by the outstanding guys in the Marine Unit!!! Another job well done.

4/19/2012 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Dave, nice rescue on the lake! Thanks for a job well done! -from a Montrose beach alumni

4/19/2012 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic job Dave, Brian, and Bill! You are truly heros and we are very proud of the job you do every day!
Ann Marie, KB & CB

4/19/2012 04:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was gonna swim to shore but then I remembered I don't know how to swim either.

4/19/2012 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I think it was channel 9 - "It appears that they were intoxicated" HUM . . . . .

4/19/2012 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His Wife's wrath is worse than Poseidon. He's in the Dog House. Boat might become a planter.

He's a Chicagoan.

4/19/2012 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep this senile jagoff in his bath tub at home with a little miniature sail boat to play with. If he gets bored he can play with himself. Some innocent responder is going to get hurt or killed trying to save this moron from himself. Enough.

4/19/2012 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope his wife has a LARGE insurance policy..seems someone wants him..

4/19/2012 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the former Capt. Jack Manley made some money getting that boat back upright. Marine Towing is still in business isn't it?

4/19/2012 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WBBM Chan 2 news claimed (stated) they were the ones responsible for saving this man......

4/20/2012 01:20:00 AM  

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