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Old 02-20-2008, 12:26 PM
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Wow. Hope all are okay.
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Old 02-20-2008, 01:29 PM
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There's also a Green TG owned locally by the Youngquist family.
Still no word on who this was but I would doubt if KTRON was all the way up here from Marco that late in the day.
Waiting for the real story.
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Old 02-20-2008, 01:33 PM
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Oh man, that really sucks. Really glad that they are OK and prayers go out to the ones still not. This could have happend to any of us at night..........and one more reason not to boat at night.

Hate to imagine what the boat looks like.
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the local news anchors/reporters around here are the absolute worst I've ever seen... clueless bozos barely out of college... the local stations dont pay chit so the revolving door is in constant motion.

Hope everyone involved is ok.
exactly JAY our news is just as messed up ,they should'nt open there mouth if there not sure on what there talkin about .

What a shame....
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hate to hear these things!
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I am not bustin chops... but the news story really does not change if the hatch was metal, fiberglass, kevlar, foam, etc.. It was a non issue, at least the people who were on board are safe and well. In a way I find it good that they are talking about a hatch, and not "did they find them yet "

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collect the insurance and buy another one...
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This seems a little more accurate.
Five injured in boating accident
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Five boaters hit unlit pole on the water
Had to paddle to shore on boat's engine hood
1 taken to Lee Memorial Hospital
4 others taken to Cape Coral Hospital








Last updated on: 2/20/2008 12:41:32 AM by Patrick Flanary

LEE COUNTY: After a boating accident, five men on a business trip from Fort Wayne, Indiana were ejected and all of them had to paddle to shore on a boat's engine hood from the Monroe Channel.

The boaters ran into a pole out on the water. Emergency workers say they probably hit the pole because it was not lit.

Officials on the scene added the men actually had to paddle for over two hours, while sitting on top of the engine hatch, just to get back to shore.

One of the five men was life-flighted to Lee Memorial Hospital. The other four had non life-threatening injuries and they were taken to Cape Coral Hospital.

The original call came into Coast Guard dispatch at 9:05 p.m. and the accident was reported to be around the area of 2096 Macadamia Lane in St. James City.

The Coast Guard was originally called out to rescue the boaters. But the search and rescue mission was called off once it was known they made it to shore.

But they are still investigating what happened with the help of the Lee County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit, Fort Myers Beach and Pine Island Fire departments, and Florida Fish and Wildlife.

It is unknown whether the passengers were wearing life jackets at the time of the accident.

The boat they were in was described as a 2007, 39-foot Top Gun Cigarette Boat.
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I am not bustin chops... but the news story really does not change if the hatch was metal, fiberglass, kevlar, foam, etc.. It was a non issue, at least the people who were on board are safe and well. In a way I find it good that they are talking about a hatch, and not "did they find them yet "

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I agree

I just found it funnythey were standing next to fiberglass calling it metal

good to hear all survived
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Here is the latest from the Ft. Myers News-Press

Appears all are out of the hospital. Glad they are alright.
This article does not mention hitting a pole but rather a turn and roll over.

Names 2 of the 5 occupants. Owner / operator was named as Paul McCullers of Lee County, FL




http://www.news-press.com/apps/pbcs..../80220045/1075

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