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Old 04-20-2004, 06:57 PM
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Angry 42 Ft Fountain Crash In Sc

I've been out of town and didn't know if anyone has posted this article. This happened in SC on Lake Hartwell.
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Boat ride ends in timber
By Charmaine Smith
Independent-Mail
April 16, 2004
Anderson resident John Montgomery had his new boat on Hartwell
Lake Thursday afternoon when things took an unexpected turn.
The 42-foot speedboat ended its journey in a grove of trees
with its stern on the ground and its keel split down the
middle by a tree that cut through the bottom of the boat.
Mr. Montgomery made a turn in the boat that caught him and his
passenger off guard as they traveled near the Asbury Park boat
ramp off Centerville Road. The sudden turn threw Mr.
Montgomery and his passenger into the lake.
But the boat kept going, state Department of Natural Resources
spokesman Lt. Robert McCullough said.
"The boat just shot up on the bank," he said. "The tree cut it
down to the windshield. It almost cut the boat in half."
No one was seriously injured, the wildlife officer said. He
said Mr. Montgomery was issued a ticket for negligent
operations.
Lt. McCullough said Mr. Montgomery had the boat about five
days and still was trying to learn how to use it. The boat’s
kill switch, which should be hooked up upon launch, was not
turned on that afternoon. If on, the switch would have cut off
the boat’s motor when its passengers were thrown out.
Charmaine Smith can be reached at (864) 260-1269 or by e-mail
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Better picture of the boat ??
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my rule is anything over 60mph or "big water" and the Lanyard has to be attached...if it was in this case the boat would have stopped short of the trees I am sure...and what if the boat turned around and hit someone....thank goodness nobody was harmed..
 
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Better picture of the boat ??
Heee heee heeeeee heeee
'Just some good old boys.... never meanin' no harm"..............
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Looks like he threw the trottles down right before he fell out ..Ahhhhhhh hope everyone is ok..
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