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Long Island Boating accident tonight:2 dead

Old 10-05-2009, 09:07 AM
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Condolences go out to the families who lost their loved ones and Prayers for the injured passengers and hope for a full recovery. Very sad.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:31 AM
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by PARADISE ISLAND View Post
Lot of bridge work now created very low in center!!Also flood high tide screws some people up missing markers foggy&dark conditions didn't help either!
Very sad

This is what I can't understand? If conditions are so bad, then why so fast?

On the other hand, the skipper was in his 60's according to reports. Possible he was dead prior to the crash and powered up when he slumped over?

If so, givent he narrow channel, it's possible no one had time to react to prevent it

Just some thoughts on the matter.

I saw on one of the articles that they "couldn't get to the boat" (due to the shallows and marshes). Why doesn't the FD or PD have at least one airboat on standby?

Prayers out to the families and friends of those killed and injured.

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Old 10-05-2009, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Twin-Kyle View Post
No the video said the boat was going so fast that it went 150 feet into the marsh, not that it was doing 150 MPH...big difference.
Going 150 feet into the marsh is very believable, probably a little under estimated.
The story I heard on Channel 5 this morning said 150 mph and 100 feet into the marsh... I wrote into the channel and they quickly revised the story saying excessive speed....
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:05 AM
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sad news,
one report i read said all 7 were ejected, and another said only the driver was.
typical news, never care getting the facts straight just get the story out!
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:07 PM
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40 Hustler With Diesels,,,,,, Prayers To The Familys Involved
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Very sad, but why are you on plane in a narrow channel in the dark? Just doesn't make sense to me.
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Old 10-05-2009, 01:09 PM
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Thats sad,Prayers To The Familys Involved

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Prayers and condolences to the families involved, tragic all around
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:01 PM
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It's a sad day here on Long Island....
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