Very sad and seems to happen to often with inexperienced or intoxicated boat operators.
In any event I hope toxicology reports and investigation with the survivor determines who was piloting and whether they were intoxicated, impaired or inexperienced.
All boaters and especially performance boaters who operate their own or others boats need to live by some simple safe rules:
1. Know where you are when boating and slow speeds to reflect real visibility and possible in water dangers and lack of area knowledge!
2. Never, Never, Never operate and boat with passengers, especially at speed if you are hindered in any way by alcohol, drugs, vision problems or lack of experience or knowledge!
The bottom line is that almost all boating accidents are preventable! and its our responsibility as boaters to do so at all costs! Someones life may depend on it!