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Old 10-15-2008, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by insptech View Post
Rob was holding off on that so we could set this up. I suspect he'll just mail it through, we'll get it handled. Thanks for your donattion, as you can expect Pat's family and Bobby will both have a hard time over this and every little bit we can do helps.
Originally Posted by AB From Windsor View Post
I just sent in my check in today to the "Bobby B Fund" setup by Rob Freeman of Proform Protective Films.
that is correct, we will work in conjunction, I have it set up as 2 diffrent accounts as people can direct where they want thier contributions to go. either way, both families will benefit greatly from everyones generosity.
accounts were cleared through my bank as non taxable so it is a wash through...

One account is the BobbyB fund
the other is Reiter Family fund.


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Old 10-15-2008, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by 45sonic View Post
Here is the link to the Channel 5 news stories Joe mentions....the links to the two videos of the 5 and 6 o'clock news stories are under the picture of Pat.

We are still praying...

Patti and Bill

Still praying, finally some responsible reporting and not headline grabbers.
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:28 PM
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Nice article on Pat from his home town paper
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As some of may have heard, the side band scaner and the dive team were scheduled to be on seen at 8:00 am, They did not show claiming that the DNR was unable to locate a side scan. They then were rescheduled to be on seen between 1:00 and 2:00 this afternoon, the team did not show up at that point either claiming the divers were volunteers and had full time jobs but are schedule to coordinate the efforts by 4:00 this evening. You guessed it, no show. At 4:30, I was able to get intouch with the investigator in charge towhich he contacted the comander of the DNR. After a "conversation" with him, he assurd me that a full compliment of divers and a side band sonar will be dispatched on sceen by 8:00 am Thursaday morning. I will be onsceen in the morning to be certain that this commitment is being met. I will not stand by and do nothing, while our brother is missing. There were today, 3 DNR boats and 15 to 20 friends and citizen boats on patrol from 6:30 this morning until dark. I have spoken with Bobby, he is very sore and still in the critical care unit. The doctors have performed a CT scan on Bobby, this in an effort to locate his possible internal bleeding. As of 9:00 this evening. Bobby is being rushed into surgery as I am writing this, fearing that Bobby's kidney is severed in two. Debbie, Dustin and Coddy, the best way I can put this is, is that they are numb. I have also contact the investigating officer and the Calvery County District Attorney's Office, in an effort to reclaim Bobby's boat. The hope is, that they should give me an answer on the boat by Friday of Saturday. I am trying to get an oppertunity to "pickle" the engines, and salvage the power and drive train. I keep my fingers crossed on a successfull dive in the morning. I want to take this time once again to thank everyone for their support for the familys. I have also read the threads concerning the fund raisers for both Bobby and Pat's family. The brotherhood of the OPA and CBPBA is one that can't be broken. The outpouring of emails and phone calls is phenomenal. I speak for myself and the family's, when I say, I am very proud to be associated with such an incredible, carring and tight knit extended family. Thank you again for your support. I will be back to everyone tomorrow afternoon, with an update. Joe Peary 301-904-9993.
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Thank you for keeping us updated. Bobby get better buddy, my Familey is praying for you and Pats Family!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:01 PM
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Thank you for the update. Not a minute goes by where all of you are not on my mind.
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i am going to the hospital in the morning and will have an update on Bobby........
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Thanks for the update, Hopefully Bobby pulls through and is back boating in may. I still have those guys and their families on my mind and wish them the best.
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Old 10-16-2008, 07:26 AM
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