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Old 04-13-2009, 08:59 AM
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With 5 killed and 7 seriously injured I would think that speed was a factor,but looking at the pics,the boat doesnt seem to be too badly damaged.What a tragedy.
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I know yesturday was "reggae sunday" down at the conch house in st augustine... its a pretty big boozin day, and its somewhat close to where this accident took place. i hope it wasnt a factor... RIP
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It looks like a Crownline or a Caravelle. Some of the comments on the news website point toward witnessed speeding. Other comments are such that the victims are teenagers and young 20s.
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"Investigators are looking at anything that may have caused this," Hill said, including the speed and capacity of the boat, lighting conditions and whether alcohol may have been a factor.
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More.

They were returning from the Conch House in St. Augustine:

http://www.jacksonville.com/news/met...g_5_injuring_9
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http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/l...135795&catid=3
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Horrible.
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Old 04-13-2009, 07:25 PM
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Doesn't seem possible that a boat like that could even get on plane with 14 people aboard.
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The story also indicates that the Tug was tied up to a dock that was being worked on, its also possible that the tug could have been tied up more towards the middle of the ICW than to shore. There have been times that I have seen dock construciton crews leave equipment I.E cranes tied up, and reducing the with of the channel in half, with no reflective signage, just a thought.
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