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Old 08-11-2002, 06:31 PM
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Default Fatal Boating accident in MI/IN?

Does anyone know more about the fatal boat accident in New Buffalo Indiana?

The news said the boat hit a large wave and ejected the three occupants. All were rescued except one --- the driver -- a 43 year old man from Niles Michigan. He is still missing and was not wearing a life jacket

They said the boat was an over-30' Baja.

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Old 08-11-2002, 06:36 PM
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I hope they find him and he is OK!
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I know of a New Buffalo, Michigan which is on Lake Michigan and just north of the Michigan/Indiana border by about 5 miles. St. Joseph, Michigan is the next port north of New Buffalo by about 20 miles. I hope it's NOT "Steve AKA Rampage" he has a 36' Baja and is from Niles, MI. Gosh, I sure hope not! Steve usually heads south from St. Joe a lot too. I hope it's not him!
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I think Steve is about 50 years old, not 43. So that's a good sign. Either way I wished the accident didn't occur.
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Sorry, I didn't see the link on BK's post. Looks like it wasn't Steve after all---whew! Well, I hope they find the guy's body.
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Old 08-11-2002, 07:12 PM
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Sounds like nobody would have been harmed if they would have had jackets on.

Does anyone know if this man is a member of OSO???
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http://www.southbendtribune.com/stor...EW_BUFFALO.sto

Here's another story on the accident.
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I unfortunately think bad things can happen to any of us in any kind of boat. Things happen fast on the water. One distraction next thing you know you hit that rouge wave. Experience helps. Even Reggie can roll a boat. All we can do is make sure are equipment is in good shape. Stay aware of what is going on around us. And probably the most important, wear a life jacket and kill switch. I still haven't gotten use to the jacket thing. I purchased inflatables but haven't worn them every time I've been out. I might have to re-think that for the future.
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