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Old 07-17-2011, 09:16 AM
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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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Old 07-17-2011, 09:20 AM
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My thoughts and Prayers to Mike and his family. I never met Mike but he was a respected member on this site, especially the Magnum forum.
Mike; Rest in peace.....
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I also didn't know Mike. Sounds like a very experienced boater. As part of the OSO community, I'd like to send my condolences to his friends and family. RIP
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What an absolute shame!

My condolences to his family and friends!
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He is in my prayers......Rest in peace.
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http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/l...1-dead-1-hurt/
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man i hate to hear that.....at least he left us doing what he loved to do.....thoughts and prayers to mike and his family...rest in peace....
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So sad, hope the passenger pulls through...
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Prayers and condolences.....sounds like he was a great guy
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Reminds me for all of us to be safe. Sounds like he has way more expereince than me......Makes ya think. RIP
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