If the tip section snapped 'in the middle' odds on it started with a 'fly strike' on a foward cast. If it broke just above a ferrel odds on the sections came loose. Either way, a total pain where one sits.
My stupid was sticking two rods through the back window of the car (short trip to next run) and it started to rain. Guess who had electronic roll up windows ....... and the brain of a Nat.