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Old 06-01-2003, 05:43 PM
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Angry Bad ending to a fun day

My driver Dave who is a fireman and capt. of the rescue boat for the fire dept.stopped by this morning after comming off his 24 hour shift and said,;had a bad one last night dad:It seems about 10pm these two couples were coming around the so. end of Sanibel in a 32ft go fast boat about 55 or better in the dark and hit the sandbar off the Sanibel light. Dave wasnt sure of the make of boat in the dark, too busy trying to save one mans life.When all said and done 3 injured i dead.What a hell of a waist. MEL TEAM VIXEN
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Old 06-01-2003, 05:59 PM
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That's a real shame Mel. We need to all consider the fact that speed and darkness are not friend. Caution is advisable after dark. Hope everyone else come out ok.

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Old 06-02-2003, 08:39 AM
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Another stark reminder, that speed at night is a very bad idea.
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Old 06-02-2003, 09:03 AM
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Hate to put a dark shadow on everyone but with boats being getting faster and faster all the time. How long will it be before "Big Brother" in their infinite wisdom will start looking into restrictions on rivers and lakes.

I was at LakeCumberland over the weekend. As a big Sonic pulled away from the dock I overheard a couple talking about how dangerous the lake was getting with all the H/P "speed" boats around.
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Old 06-02-2003, 09:15 AM
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friday night on the hudson river in NY, I was on my jetski, when a 30 something sutphen w/ tripple 2.5 o/b's came FLYING by at over 100 mph... not even five minutes later we pulled in a TREE, the thing had to be about 2 ft. in diameter and about 40 feet long, then we went back out and pulled in a 25 ft telephone pole with the steele steps still in it, the night before we pulled out a 35 gallon drum floating about 2 inches below the surface... .. talk about dangerous...

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Old 06-02-2003, 09:34 AM
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Anymore info on what kind of boat and if they were OSO people or not??
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Old 06-02-2003, 09:56 AM
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I don't care how well you know the waters, traveling that speed at night is completely irresponsible, and a perfect recipe for the disaster that happened. Most likely the couple that were riding didn't know any better and was sure the pilot knew what he was doing.
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Old 06-02-2003, 10:24 AM
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We made a 40 mile run one night to get to a 4th of July get together.........all went well at 20 mph. NEVER AGAIN!!!!
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Old 06-02-2003, 10:44 AM
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(WFTX Newsroom) Sanibel Island, FL : The accident took place a half mile south of the Sanibel Lighthouse. When the boat hit the sandbar 46 year old Glenn York was thrown forward, into the boat's cabin causing him to go into cardiac arrest. York was flown to South Park Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Authorities tell FOX 4 News they found a large amount of alcohol on board, but it is not determined if it played a part in the accident.

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