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Check out our story from our tournament trail Eastern NC Bass Challenge.
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Meet Brian Sessoms... Just after blast off Sunday morning, Brian came across 2 competing anglers who had been involved in a 1 boat incident. While the anglers involved in the incident were not injured, the situation was critical as the anglers were unable to move their boat as it had been projected into the shoreline.

Brian spent most of his tournament morning attempting to assist the anglers. He made several attempts to pull the boat back into water so the team could return to safety. With dropping water levels and high winds, the situation only worsened with time. As the water dropped, the boat was soon completely out of the water.

Brian made multiple trips looking for supplies and tools to help dislodge the boat from the shore and return it back into the water. After several unsuccessful attempts, Brian waited for emergency personnel to help the anglers. After many hours, emergency services were finally successful in helping return the boat into the water and no one was injured in the incident.

Brian went above and beyond to help his fellow anglers and we want to highlight his character and showcase him as an angler, a friend, and a good samaritan.

We want to reward Brian for his kindness, so he and his partner will fish our next tournament on Lake Gaston for free! The Bass Challenge thanks you Brian and we hope all boaters on the water can learn from you.
 

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Bad Ju-Ju to leave another boater stranded or in distress. One day YOU may need that assistance. Good On Him!!!
Not only is it bad ju ju it's illegal if you don't help. If you own a boat and are on the water you must help anyone that is in trouble! Also karma will bite you in the butt for your neglect.
 

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Not only is it bad ju ju it's illegal if you don't help. If you own a boat and are on the water you must help anyone that is in trouble! Also karma will bite you in the butt for your neglect.
Not a law to help a vessel that’s ran their boat aground or ashore. It is however a law to render aid to a vessel in distress unless the act of rendering aid will put you and your crew in danger in which case you must alert the proper authorities of the situation. The key word in the law is DISTRESS which is defined as a situation wherein there is reasonable certainty that a person, a vessel or other craft is threatened by grave and imminent danger and requires immediate assistance.

That said, it’s always good to help out whenever and however you’re able. Kudos
 
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