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Accident at the the NY/Battle on the Bay/Geico Triple Crown race.

Old 08-24-2008, 10:15 PM
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I was there and only 100 yards away the boat was real loose caught some air and kited flipped onto their roof and the wind sheild blew out into the air

it took the rescue boat about 2 minutes to get there and they were knocking on the hull with no responses 3 minutes after the flip the diver jumped in from the chopper and went in it was not a good scene

and as far as the jet ski totally separate 5 to 10 minute later on 78 there was a report of a jet skier got ran over by a spectator boat

Reading this saddens me ... God Speed for the gentlemen that have lost there lives . May God be with the familys during this tragic time.

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Old 08-24-2008, 10:16 PM
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I saw the boat they pulled it to the dock and it was a mess.I was told that they removed the front part of the roll bar in the canopy for better vision.This made the canopy implode when it rolled.The deck was collapsed and the side of the boat was missing.What a shame. RIP my condolences
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:24 PM
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Everyone in this boating community will grieve this loss.
Condolences to all the families with Aero Express
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:25 PM
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So sad to hear this tragic news about what was suppost to be a great weekend of fun and racing. Condolences and Prayers to the families and friends. R.I.P.
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:33 PM
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may they RIP...horrible news to hear. thoughts and prayers go out to there families
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:34 PM
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Our thoughts and prayers are with the family---RIP
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:40 PM
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R.I.P. what a horrible way to end a great day.. thoughts and prayers to the families involved... sitting at dinner, it was very strange,i was thinking someon just lost their dad, or husband, or boyfriend.. very sad to see something like that happen... live life to the fullest eveyday people, you never know when your time is up....
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:42 PM
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:50 PM
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i was at the race all weekend and spoke to this team, including driver and throttles on Friday. They were excited about running on there home turf. So very sad and we all should all pray for their families.

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Old 08-24-2008, 10:56 PM
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was there,so sad... RIP.. j-
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