[QUOTE]Originally posted by Gumbydammit
[B]Funny thing about these accidents..... many of them have to do with booze.
If people would wait for night/anchor/go-to-bed time to booze it up, I bet there would be less than half of the accidents.
I wonder if you took away all the booze crashes, how many would be left?
This might be harsh to say, but often when people die in a crash, the medical examiner leaves out the drunk/not drunk detail, unless there are others killed or hurt.
This past weekend, (I will call him "Mr. Beer") loading his boat with a beer in his hand, (right after an 11 year old girl drowned..not two miles from the launch where he was..) has his toddler walking all over the boat with no life jacket on.
Watched as a dickhead went by and left a wake..... POW! off the swimdeck came the kid, misssing the drive by a hair and right under he went. Mr. Beer, AKA daddy, was not even aware.
First thing I do when we put the boat in at the ramp is put Brody's lifejacket on. And he knows too because he says "Need my lifejacket Mommy". We were anchored out a couple of weeks ago and I took his jacket off to take his t-shirt off. He started freaking out. What an ******* that guy is!!!! And he didn't even notice the kid fell off. He should not be allowed to take the kid out anymore!!!