Sad news. This year was first time in my life I experienced a leg cramp while swimming in the lake. Before that I always wandered what caused people to drown it was scary shit. Now I always swim in the lake with a life jacket or floaty that I sit on. Kids have to have their life jackets on as well nothing would ruin the spirit of the lake more than a family member or friend drowning.
Garrett was a member of the LHC paddle community and open ocean race team. I last trained with Garret in February 2021 paddling from Topoc to Rotary park. He was a strong paddler, a great swimmer and an aspiring photographer. I have not heard the details behind this tragic event and still can’t believe the horrific news. RIP Garrett. You will be missed. Paddle On.
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I got a leg cramp too in winter, new years eve to be exact. We were surfing down south in Mexico near La Fonda and luckily I had my board to hold on to. That was brutal pain. Girls on the beach thought I got bit by a shark since I was screaming so loud in pain.Closest I ever came to drowning was in college...got a leg cramp in the winter off chuns reef in hawaii. It was awful, and it turned me off for about a year from it. Its no joke.
Thank you for all the kind words and pictures. Every picture, every story brings out another round of tears from us, followed by a smile of joy in knowing that so many wonderful people befriended and cared for him. View attachment 1043566 View attachment 1043568 View attachment 1043569