A pro bass fisherman suffered a terrifying boat accident while in college. It was all caught on video. He says watching the video doesn’t make him afraid of boating but proves how his safety checks saved him and convinced him to be the spokesperson for the 2023 Safe Boating Week Campaign.
Hunter Bland was 21 and said he felt invincible on a January morning during a college bass fishing tournament. He and his partner completed all the safety checks and were heading across the water, going 50 to 55 mph. When they were 2 miles out, his boat’s hydraulic steering blew.
“So it was definitely a horrific incident, and it was life-changing, to be honest with you,” Bland told FOX Weather on Monday. “I was completely ejected from the boat, but that was my motivation, and that sparked my passion to make sure to keep the waterways safer.”
HOW TO STAY SAFE FROM LIGHTNING WHILE BOATING
Both he and his partner were thrown into the water. The video above shows just how fast that happened. He…