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Old 07-17-2011, 07:37 AM
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Unhappy Boston Boat Accident - 1 Dead

http://news.bostonherald.com/news/re...&position=also

One man died and a second suffered life-threatening injures when a 30-foot cigarette-style boat flipped and broke apart near Boston Light in Boston Harbor just after 6:20 p.m. yesterday, police and Coast Guard officials said.

A brave woman watching the accident unfold was the first to assist the injured boaters after swimming to the capsized vessel, they said.

A pleasure craft, in the waters a half-mile north of Point Allerton, also came to assist before the Coast Guard arrived and transported the two men to Pemberton Pier Coast Guard Station, where one was pronounced dead and the other suffering a severe chest injury was flown to a Boston hospital.

The seas were calm and no collision occurred so the cause of the accident is currently unknown, said a Coast Guard spokesman.

The incident remains under investigation by the Massachusetts State Police Marine Section, the Coast Guard, and the Massachusetts Environmental Police.

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Man that sucks. Wonder what happened, it was calm out there yesterday. Little bit of a swell running but nothing huge.
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Dont read the coments connected to the artical it will make you angry ... Prayers to all involved I wonder if its anyone from the board..
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Damn !
Prayers and thoughts go out to the family.
I also hope it wasn"t anyone here, as some were heading out there this wk. end.-
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Prayers needed. OSO member HIGH LIFE killed
Yesterday driving his beloved 27 Magnum sedan, Mike Spirito was killed in a boating accident off the Massachusetts coast. Mike was better known on OSO as HIGH LIFE.

Mike was an old school offshore racer from Massachusetts and competed in many Gloucester and Plymouth races over the years. He loved the 27 foot Magnum sedans and was driving one with twin 300 HP Merc outboards when the accident happened.

The police are still investigating, but in general terms here is what happened....Four boats were running together and were going over a large cruiser wake, Mikes boat either tripped on the wake and stuffed... or rolled on re-entry. The deck tore off and Mike was killed instantly and his passenger sustained massive chest injuries and is hospitalized. The hull with the engines sank and the deck was towed in to the Coast Guard station by the inlet.

Please remember Mike and his family in your prayers. Funeral arrangements are yet to be made. He was a really good guy who died doing what he loved so much, may God have mercy on him and may he rest in peace.
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Thoughts and prayers to all involved. RIP.
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I read the comments and they are infuriating.
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The general outlook on our sport is getting worse as the years go on. Sad and tired of dealing with idiots everywhere.
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Mike was a great guy, and was proud of that 27 magnum with the 300s. it ran nice and he had a ball at the last few pokerruns running that boat. this sucks, we are going to miss you MIKE god bless RIP ART
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