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Chef Leppard
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Member since Sep 2011
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re: Canadian Man Sorry for Chugging Eight Beers and Swimming to Detroit


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Probably passed 100 people trying to swim OUT of Detroit.




Theres probably only 3 Detroit residents who posess swimming skills. So no






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Asgard Device
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Member since Apr 2011
2789 posts

re: Canadian Man Sorry for Chugging Eight Beers and Swimming to Detroit


Must have been culture shock for him to go to a country where being intoxicated in public is a crime.





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TyOconner
Troy Fan
NOLA
Member since Nov 2009
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re: Canadian Man Sorry for Chugging Eight Beers and Swimming to Detroit


My dad swam across the sip like thrity years ago. Got the friends to confirm. I didn't believe him for the longest time but it really isn't very far to swim at all when you think abt it. People swim waaaayyyyy further. Any decent swimmer in good shape could swim across the river with ease. My dad did also say that they wound up miles down river and they had to call someone to come pick them up.





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Black n Gold
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Member since Feb 2009
6982 posts

re: Canadian Man Sorry for Chugging Eight Beers and Swimming to Detroit


Considering the fact that it sits across the border from Detroit, I assume this guy's home town is where Canada send all of its degenerates.


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YumYum Sauce
Arkansas Fan
Arkansas
Member since Nov 2010
1624 posts

re: Canadian Man Sorry for Chugging Eight Beers and Swimming to Detroit


I've seen someone swim the Arkansas river.. it really isn't that hard if you are in halfway decent shape.

he just drifted out and swam downstream, pretty much dog paddling, and let the current do most of the work. the force of the water will carry you downstream so once you've got momentum the flow does most of the work. just don't go under water.



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Black n Gold
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Member since Feb 2009
6982 posts

re: Canadian Man Sorry for Chugging Eight Beers and Swimming to Detroit


How does the Mississippi compare to other waterways such as the English Channel? Several dozen people have swam across that.


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redstick13
Wofford Fan
Western Colorado
Member since Feb 2007
22018 posts

re: Canadian Man Sorry for Chugging Eight Beers and Swimming to Detroit


There was a blog posted once from a guy who tried kayaking the river in b.r.. He flipped about halfway across and nearly drowned.


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redstick13
Wofford Fan
Western Colorado
Member since Feb 2007
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re: Canadian Man Sorry for Chugging Eight Beers and Swimming to Detroit


There is a ton of fast moving debris in the Mississippi river and it is fresh water versus salt so you have less buoyancy.





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Black n Gold
Duke Fan
Member since Feb 2009
6982 posts

re: Canadian Man Sorry for Chugging Eight Beers and Swimming to Detroit


With all of the bends and turns in the river, I assume where you cross will have a profound impact on your chances of success.





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TH03
Notre Dame Fan
In Darth's Head
Member since Dec 2008
87845 posts

re: Canadian Man Sorry for Chugging Eight Beers and Swimming to Detroit


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Swimming to Detroit


that should be sufficient punishment






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LakeCountryRed
New Orleans Saints Fan
River Parish
Member since Feb 2013
2063 posts

re: Canadian Man Sorry for Chugging Eight Beers and Swimming to Detroit


Yeah, but Sorry doesn't fix it





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DirtyMikeandtheBoys
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Member since May 2011
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re: Canadian Man Sorry for Chugging Eight Beers and Swimming to Detroit


The currents in the MS are what kill you. The MS is turbulent, it's like a washing machine. There are under toes everywhere. I do believe that someone could and has done it. But everyone saying it's not that hard is dumb. When a MS river under toe sucks you under you aren't coming up alive if at all, and I don't care if you are Michael Phelps you aren't out swimming that current. If anyone has actually done it they can consider themselves as lucky as the powerball winner, because luck is the only thing that kept them alive.





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CaptainsWafer
LSU Fan
Snapping necks and cashing checks.
Member since Feb 2006
37990 posts

re: Canadian Man Sorry for Chugging Eight Beers and Swimming to Detroit


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ill chug a 40oz and smoke a cig while crossing that river



Well played.






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dnm3305
LSU Fan
Member since Feb 2009
2006 posts

re: Canadian Man Sorry for Chugging Eight Beers and Swimming to Detroit


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Alright, Johnny Badass. I'd love to see you swim across the Mississippi. Just know that we're not fishing out your body and are going to let you float out to sea.


Lol, the Miss River at it's widest point is right at a mile wide. Swimming a mile isnt that far. It may suck, but it's not impossible. For a strong swimmer, you prlly have a better chance at getting hit by a tug boat than drowning because of the current.






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dnm3305
LSU Fan
Member since Feb 2009
2006 posts

re: Canadian Man Sorry for Chugging Eight Beers and Swimming to Detroit


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The currents in the MS are what kill you. The MS is turbulent, it's like a washing machine. There are under toes everywhere. I do believe that someone could and has done it. But everyone saying it's not that hard is dumb. When a MS river under toe sucks you under you aren't coming up alive if at all, and I don't care if you are Michael Phelps you aren't out swimming that current. If anyone has actually done it they can consider themselves as lucky as the powerball winner, because luck is the only thing that kept them alive.


Well whoever tries to swim it should duly note not to swim 6 feet under the water where the currents are






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TheCaterpillar
LSU Fan
Nashville from BR via Oxford
Member since Jan 2004
34120 posts

re: Canadian Man Sorry for Chugging Eight Beers and Swimming to Detroit


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Are we talking here in Baton Rouge right underneath the bridge of something like that?

I say no fricking way, Michael Phelps himself would lose his life to that river.


No he wouldn't...if you know how to stay with the current in certain situations, an extremely strong swimmer can make 99% of the time.

People have done it several times before.






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snake23
LSU Fan
NOLA/BR
Member since Dec 2011
3407 posts

re: Canadian Man Sorry for Chugging Eight Beers and Swimming to Detroit


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the U.S. Coast Guard found him floating on the Canadian side at around 1 AM

So the U.S. is taking care of a Canadian problem? Thanks obama






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Black n Gold
Duke Fan
Member since Feb 2009
6982 posts

re: Canadian Man Sorry for Chugging Eight Beers and Swimming to Detroit


It's the least we can do for puting Detroit so close to the border.





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RogerTheShrubber
LSU Fan
Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
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re: Canadian Man Sorry for Chugging Eight Beers and Swimming to Detroit


Sounds like one hell of a day for that guy...





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guttata
LSU Fan
prairieville
Member since Feb 2006
19848 posts

re: Canadian Man Sorry for Chugging Eight Beers and Swimming to Detroit


It wasn't at Baton Rouge, but homeboy swam it blindfolded with his arms handcuffed behind his back.
LINK






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