I don’t have a boat. Not that I don’t want one, because I’d love a boat to ride around the Hudson River on.
I just don’t have enough money for a boat’s upkeep and such. Hell, I barely have enough money for the car I’m driving. Such is the life of a metal blogger. Unless you’ve completely sold out, which hasn’t happened yet.
Anyways, this isn’t about me. It’s about Bob Bielarz, guitarist for the Chicago, Illinois-based nu-metal band No One.
He and his wife are believed to be among four people missing after a boat capsized in the Cal-Sag Channel near Palos Hills, Illinois, reports claim.
The 19-foot boat collided with a 66-foot commercial towing vessel around 11 p.m., according to the Coast Guard.
Police responded after getting several calls from people reporting a loud noise on the river near the Southwest Highway Canal Bridge in Palos Heights.
“We were able to locate the barge east of the southwest highway, we were able to get flashlights down there, and there was a small pleasure craft visible that had been capsized,” said Sgt. Jeff Crowley of the Palos Heights Police Department. “Originally on scene there were no visible persons in the water.”
Greg, Bob’s brother, said “he’s a big dude, iron worker, worked out a lot, musician, artist. A lot of hope, wishful thinking, hope for the best.”
Greg told NBC 5 Chicago:
“They go out boating every week, have fun. They know there’s barges, they know the dangers, but things happen.”
No One got back together in 2010 after disbanding in 2003 following one studio album on Immortal Records (remember them?) and one stint on the Ozzfest in 2001.
I hope they’re both OK. Truly I do.
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