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Old 05-26-2016, 08:34 AM   #1
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We lost one of the old school guys

The Kayak Fishing community, the teaching community, the music community and well the world community lost one of the best yesterday to a terrible accident. I personally lost a good friend with whom I spent many hours on the water.
Rod Bennett was truly one of the best in every way and I will miss him every day I am on the water. I can't imagine what Valerie is going through but my thoughts are with her.
Rod and Val could often be seen cruising their Scupper Pros out in La Jolla and on the forums were simply known as RodandVal.
A no big deal day for Rod pictured below with his kayak fishing record 53 pound yellowtail and a little by-catch.
If anyone is from the area and can help find out who did this please read the article and contact authorities.
http://scvnews.com/2016/05/25/fatal-...a-canyon-road/

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Old 05-26-2016, 08:56 AM   #2
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Santa Clarita? Thats my neck of the woods. I'll see if I can find anything out on the incident.
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Old 05-26-2016, 09:06 AM   #3
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Sorry for your loss Jim. I didn't know him, however I wish I did...my condolences to Val and the rest of his family.

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Old 05-26-2016, 09:13 AM   #4
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Absolutely horrible what happened.

The link didn't work - maybe this will - http://scvnews.com/2016/05/25/fatal-...a-canyon-road/
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Old 05-26-2016, 09:39 AM   #5
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So sad to hear...Rod and Val were both great, happy people.

My thoughts and Prayers are with you Val, I am so sorry for your loss.

I hope they catch this person and soon.
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Old 05-26-2016, 09:47 AM   #6
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So sad to hear about this fellow cyclist and fisher. Enjoy each day and please share the road.
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Old 05-26-2016, 09:53 AM   #7
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Rod was a great guy. I always enjoyed running into him on the water. My condolences to Val and their family. He'll be missed. RIP.
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Old 05-26-2016, 09:53 AM   #8
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Ride & Fish in Peace Rod.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Val & the Bennett Family.
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Old 05-26-2016, 09:55 AM   #9
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What a horrible loss... they need to get this scum off the streets.

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Old 05-26-2016, 10:02 AM   #10
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Very sorry for your loss, I drive by that area near the 14 fwy on my commute to work every day. May Rod rest in peace and my prayers will be with his family and friends.
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Old 05-26-2016, 10:15 AM   #11
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That's sad to hear...hope they catch that scumbag! RIP.
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Old 05-26-2016, 10:33 AM   #12
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just so sad, truly genuinely nice guy taken too soon.
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Old 05-26-2016, 10:47 AM   #13
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That's horrible. Condolences to all who's cared about him. I used to be an avid road cyclist but quit after it got too dangerous with the advent of cellphones. Mountain biking is much safer these days. Very sad.
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Old 05-26-2016, 11:06 AM   #14
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How tragic, RIP, deepest sympathies to Val, and family...
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Old 05-26-2016, 11:46 AM   #15
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My fishing pals and I, who have been referred to as “Old Salts”, have known Rod and Val for nearly 15 years. In all those years we’ve never known a nicer person, on and off the water, his passing is a huge loss.
Our deepest sympathies to Val and Rod’s family and friends.
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Old 05-26-2016, 03:15 PM   #16
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Rod was the first kayaker I met on the water many moons ago. Such a genuine guy. We shared many stories of cycling, teaching and fishing. RIP
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Old 05-26-2016, 03:26 PM   #17
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OMG, I fish with him all the time, Rod was a super cool and knowledgeable dude.

I am in shock.

What a horrible accident.

My condolences to his wife.
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Old 05-26-2016, 03:32 PM   #18
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May he rest in light as the expression in Turkish would say.

Sorry to hear about the loss.
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Old 05-26-2016, 03:43 PM   #19
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Sad loss of a classy and cool dude.

My condolences to Val and his family.
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Old 05-26-2016, 05:24 PM   #20
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sorry to hear this. Met him a few times on the water, and beach. we definitely lost a good one, my condolences to his family.
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