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Old 11-10-2011, 05:06 PM
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Truly a great loss to the race world. Its always a tragedy when this happens and it is never easy to loose someone that is well liked. My prayers are for peace to the family knowing that they were doing what they loved doing the most. God bless

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very sad news. thought go out to the families during this hard time. rip
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Any word on possible cause of accident? Equipment malfinction, driver error, wave, wind gust, ? Etc....etc.....
Looked like they weren't running too loose before it happened.

Very upsetting to watch knowing the outcome.

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Old 11-10-2011, 05:29 PM
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Any word on possible cause of accident? Equipment malfinction, driver error, wave, wind gust, ? Etc....etc.....
Looked like they weren't running too loose before it happened.

Very upsetting to watch knowing the outcome.

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RIP Guys. Very sad. It did look windy in that one video.....who knows and we'll probably never really know. Very sad for sure.
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Old 11-10-2011, 05:57 PM
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Just curious, uscg usually conducts some type of investigation on boating accidents.
Watched vid a few times last night until I couldn't stomach it anymore.
Didn't know the guys, but still very upsetting given the outcome.
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:16 PM
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Very sad day thoughts and prayers go out for the families.

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Old 11-10-2011, 07:06 PM
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I believe they thought they had cleared the bad water and started trimming up ahead of time and caught a freak swell and thats when the boat took off. Thats the only thing I can come up with. Very sad. RIP.
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The OSS Board Chairman issued the following statement,

"On behalf of the Teams, National Staff and Board of Directors of the Offshore Super Series, we would like to send our condolences to the families and crew of the Big Thunder Team, who lost Bob Morgan and Jeffery Tillman today in Key West. Both men will be missed and were true gentlemen and legends in the offshore fraternity. On a personal note, Bob's passing greatly distresses myself, Ruth, Dennis, Monica, Charlie and Leah as we raced with my brother-in-law, Randy Linebach, Bob and his wife Sue for 3 years under the Airborne/Big Thunder colors. Bob and Jeff will truly be missed."

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So sad to hear this. Prayers to all families. God Speed gentlemen. God Bless.
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Condolences to the families and friends of the drivers from a racing fan.
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