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The article names a David Brown, it's chainlinker Dan Brown. No final call on status but hoping for the best.

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So sorry to hear about this.

Yes. Sounds like he inspired everyone he met. I'm inspired now by all the love that sent rippling in his wake.

T.C. O'Rourke said:

So sorry to hear about this.


We practiced at the same yoga studios, he was always encouraging.


Tony Adams 4 mi said:

Yes. Sounds like he inspired everyone he met. I'm inspired now by all the love that sent rippling in his wake.

T.C. O'Rourke said:

So sorry to hear about this.

One of the news reports early on quoted the Coast Guard saying that the currents and wind were favorable for getting to shore at the time he went in. At best though, that's still a very small chance.

I didn't know Dan; I coincidentally encountered a few of his posts over the weekend, and wish I had. I tend to hang on to slivers of hope, but at this point it seems more practical to offer wishes of comfort and prayer for Dan's family and friends.

I'm learning so much about him - it's really neat that he made such an impression on so many. 

I really wonder what the heck happened on that boat. How could they just lose sight of him if the boat was disabled? It was light out, and there were five people on board, and Dan can swim well.

Will we ever know?

Juan 2-8 mi. said:


We practiced at the same yoga studios, he was always encouraging.


Tony Adams 4 mi said:

Yes. Sounds like he inspired everyone he met. I'm inspired now by all the love that sent rippling in his wake.

T.C. O'Rourke said:

So sorry to hear about this.

I was out on the water from 9am until 330 pm and the sea state was up due to a persistant easterly and in shore where powerboats fly and sailboats sail it gets even more confused. We talked about some theories last night but that is what it is just talk. Talk is cheap, hope we hear somerhing soon.

A disabled boat pushed before the wind can drift surprisingly fast.  In that situation, a man overboard can be separated very quickly from the vessel, and in the choppy waves Saturday evening, it'd be easy to lose sight of someone low in the water as they rise and fall with the wave crests.


Sarah D. said:

I really wonder what the heck happened on that boat. How could they just lose sight of him if the boat was disabled?

well you can always drop sail - turn on the motor and turn the rudder - but again none of us were there so who's to know what circumstances were

You are all correct. I took down that post.

I keep checking in here to see if Dan has been found.  I've spent the last two days in a fog between this tragedy and the memorial in Evanston for our friend Gigi (the Evanston Librarian).  Both good, important people.  Very sad.

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