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    Platinum Member Platinum Member PARADOX's Avatar
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    RE. Racers accident. Sticky req. Need to respond to this

    We all post our daily BS. But this BURNS ME UP.
    We need to be together on this and reply to the editor.
    Note "editors comment" at the end.
    Some a$$hole jelious retard.
    Some one dig up the editors info and address. Plz. Thx

    Coast Guard gives up search for missing boater after

    high speed hit on sandbar

    SOLOMON'S ISLAND (Oct. 13, 2008) UPDATE --- The Coast Guard announced it has suspended its search for a missing man in the Patuxent River after a boating accident Sunday. The Maryland Natural Resources Police and Calvert County rescue craft continue to drag the river for the body of the missing boater.
    Four people were ejected from a 35-foot cigarette boat after reportedly striking a sand bar in the vicinity of Point Patience.

    Point Patience is a sandbar which juts out in the Patuxent River from Calvert County and is well marked by a buoy which is lit as well as numerous fishing boats at most times of the day which flock to the area for the currents which bring fish. All charts of the river show the sandbar and it is located just north of the Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge. On the land, hitting this sandbar is the equivalent of driving off of the road and running into a barn. The operator of this vessel could be charged with manslaughter and if intoxicated, manslaughter while intoxicated. It is not known at this time if alcohol played a role in this crash or if it was just stupidity.

    Cigarette boats can cost upwards of $200,000 while charts are about $25. Most pricey vessels have computerized GPS navigational aids which the captain can use to guide their way without hitting sandbars.

    The Coast Guard reports that Ron Healy, a boater that was in the area at the time, recovered three of the people from the water and transferred them to awaiting emergency services.

    Coast Guard Station St. Inigoes, Md., Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., the Natural Resource Police, Calvert County divers and Prince Fredrick County Fire and Rescue are currently searching for the remaining man.

    Persons recovered were taken to Prince George Shock Trauma and Calvert County Memorial Hospital.

    The staff at St. Mary's today should start checking sources before posting a story with such negativity. As if the accident was not horrible enough, your writers have the nerve to write the story in such poor taste.
    The driver did NOT hit a sandbar. A wave was hit during a turn that caused the boat to roll over, ejecting those on board.
    Christopher Taylor
    (Editor's Note: First of all, the source of the information is the United States Coast Guard, as attributed in the article. Second, the weather was perfect yesterday without stormy weather or winds present to generate a "wave" big enough to cause trouble for a boat. Your excuse is a crock which won't hold water and only serves to misinform your friends and cause other unknowing people to ride in boats with inexperienced and dangerous skippers. Speed and operator error will inevitably be cited as the cause of this crash. We report to our readers on what is taking place in the world around them, your choice is to read what you wish. It is in poor taste to create lies to try to cover up for friends.)

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    so much for fair accurate unbiased news reporting...
    please read the fine print

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    126 Looks like a real classy publication

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    Yeah, I blasted him a few facts last night, but if you skim the website it is kind of a mix between the Natl Enquirer and Highlights (the kids publication). But we are talking St Mary's county which is like our own little slice of West Virginia and Pennsyltucky all rolled into one.
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    There is a reason that the guy is writing for that paper and not the Wall Street Journal......
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