Please everyone make sure to wear life jackets when out in any kind of water. And don't be afraid to keep the boat on the trailer if it's too nasty outside! I hunted that morning and let me tell you something, the wind is nothing to play with!
Be safe everyone and our condolences to the families .
Given the bodies were located so soon after the accident, I suspect all three were wearing life jackets. It was most likely hypothermia that caused their deaths, in which case life jackets provided no protection.
Some may remember a very similar incident last year that took the life of an upcoming country music singer. I seem to remember he was able to make it to shore, but still became victim to the cold.