That is a shame, I really do not understand people will invest life savings and then drop a hook or Mooring
and leave a boat uncared for. From what I seen that first boat had to have cost Big money
. They had to know the river was going over its banks.
Myself I would have ran the boat aground and used rope
chain anything to tie off to trees, and stayed with the boat.
A old salt
told me "if you take care of your boat it will take care of you" I really beleive this and would never walk away from my boat in a strom or danger