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Old 02-11-2003, 10:21 PM
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Default Near Mishap off Bonita springs Sunday

On Sunday, a couple of friends and I were out in a 31 AO, heading back up to FT Myers, As we were passing a 28 skater with twin O/b's. didnt see anyone in the boat thought maybe just gettin some afternoon exercise. As we passed the stern,
two people in water, so we turned to see if they were alright,
they were not , female passenger was ejected from boat after stuffing, she was wearing life jacket, as was driver. both had helmets on driver's visor came off cutting his nose and giving him a shiner. as the passenger struggled to get in the boat, it was taking on water and fast. once back in the boat we secured a bow line and started towing to the ramp and called 911 to meet us there. after 15 minutes we arrived , paramedics were there to meet us. they remove passenger with back board and neck brace, she was in some extreme pain. driver was just shaken up.
had we not passed when we diid, that boat would have been gonein less than 5 minutes from our arrival. if anyone in the area knows of her condition, could you please post.
The driver could not thank us enough , as i see it , i am glad we were there at the right time.
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Old 02-11-2003, 10:24 PM
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Was this the Black or Dark blue boat with checkers and some other color stripes?
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Hey Ryan
yes , yellow , dark blue, some checkered flag down the side, i met the owner last year at ft, myers poker run .
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ufff.....this guy has had alot of BAD luck he blew a motor or 2 in the OPBA St Pete sarasota run because the motors had no oil, or something like that. Hope they get well soon, lotta bad stuff around here lately.
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that is the guy, told me a couple of oil lines were reversed, found out the hard way which way they go. real nice guy though, said they are thinking of racing p-?. Ryan see you in st Cloud
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Heads up Pete Good going!
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Life jackets and helmets! At least the people were dressed to play, and saved their lives. Good job Pete.
 
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Great job Pete! Thanks for caring about others. Glad to hear they were wearing the appropriate safety gear. Remember, safety never takes a holiday.
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wow that makes the hair onthe back of my neck stand up, good job, must have made you feel pretty good,
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