Rich Brooks Involved In Boating Accident

Quite a scare for University of Kentucky Head Coach Rich Brooks while on a fishing trip today in Oregon.

Brooks' fishing boat capsized in the McKenzie River near Eugene this morning. Brooks, his son Brady and a family friend Walter Barger were able to swim to a gravel bar and hold on until rescuers got to them.

The boat reportedly got caught up in a strong current and was pushed into a log channel which caused it tip over. All three are okay. None of them were wearing life jackets.

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  • by Chuck Location: Bluegrass on Jul 1, 2008 at 01:45 PM
    It's time to keep your feet planted firmly on the ground, Rich. Since you can't seemingly wear a life jacket you better stay on land!
  • by kelly Location: Letcher on Jun 30, 2008 at 08:29 PM
    Always use a lifesaving device, Who knows what mother-nature or the land will throw at you, on any Waterway. Thanks, to God they are alright.


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