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SkiDog
07-12-2009, 05:50 PM
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I know all the people involved. Seems there were 3 people on board and one was a female who died @ the scene. She was the girlfriend of one guys on board. This guy's wife died about 2 years ago from cancer. They are in ICU @ the local hospital. News story here.


BRUNSWICK, GA -- One person has died and two others have been rescued following a boat crash just south of Brunswick.

The 23-foot pleasure boat apparently collided with the Jekyll Creek jetties.

The Coast Guard received a call for help from the boat at around 4:15 a.m. Sunday.

When the rescue boat crew arrived, they found two people in the water. A Good Samaritan rescued the third boater. The person was hanging onto the damaged boat.

The names of the victims are being withheld until their families are notified.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Sea Tow will bring the boat to shore.


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rholmes
07-13-2009, 10:01 AM
Man, that is so sad. Sorry to hear about it.

scott023
07-13-2009, 10:04 AM
The night boating seems to be the issue with the majority of accidents lately. Hopefully we can learn lessons from them and stay off the water at night/early morning. It is unfortunate that it is automatically assumed that drinking.

thatsmrmastercraft
07-13-2009, 10:23 AM
How sad to hear of any accident, and my thoughts go out to the people involved.

With that said, there is no reason not to go boating after dark. There are just more safety considerations to adhere to. The dark doesn't create problems.

flipper
07-13-2009, 10:31 AM
Sorry to hear it dog, best wishes to family and friends.

I don't have a problem with boating after dark, I do it and enjoy it. That said, I don't go fast, and don't drink before going out

scott023
07-13-2009, 10:53 AM
Sorry to hear it dog, best wishes to family and friends.

I don't have a problem with boating after dark, I do it and enjoy it. That said, I don't go fast, and don't drink before going out

I think your last sentence is the key...

I sure as heck get all those lights on my boat to use them in the daylight.

Monte
07-15-2009, 12:43 PM
Damn dog, I hate to hear about that..

Sodar
07-15-2009, 12:48 PM
Thats Sucks!

This one is even worse. Happened yesterday and I am so sad for the lifeguard, the kid and the families. Just is flat out horrible.

Autopsy set today for junior lifeguard who died during drill
Allyssa Squirrell was 1st junior lifeguard to die in training since Huntington Beach's program began in 1964.

HUNTINGTON BEACH – An autopsy is scheduled for this morning for an 11 year-old junior lifeguard who died Tuesday night hours after being run over by a lifeguard boat during training, Orange County Coroner officials said today. Authorities initially reported Tuesday afternoon that Allyssa Squirrell of Laguna Hills had been slashed by a lifeguard boat's propeller, but later backed away from that statement, saying the accident is under investigation by the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
Allyssa was doing routine training with a group of 20 to 25 junior lifeguards when she was injured just before 3 p.m. The junior lifeguards were all between 11 and 12 years old. The group was practicing a "speed drop," a skill used by lifeguards to reach swimmers in distress as quickly as possible. The lifeguard boat dropped the group of junior lifeguards into the water as part of the drill and then circled to pull them out of the water when it struck and critically injured the girl.

The Huntington Beach Junior Lifeguard Program, which has not seen any fatality since its inception in 1964, will be suspended today but will resume Thursday, said Huntington Beach city spokeswoman Laurie Payne. "We've had a very successful program for 35 years," she said. "This is the first time anything like this has ever happened. More than 20,000 lifeguards have passed through this program successfully." Payne said instructors and the other lifeguards, who are distraught over Allyssa's death, are still supportive of the program. The junior lifeguards are now halfway through the eight-week program. The lifeguard boat that hit Allyssa was piloted by a 32-year veteran marine safety officer. Orange County Sheriff's Department officials who interviewed him Tuesday said he was "extremely devastated." Payne said the investigation must take its course. It's too early to tell whether or not the city will reevaluate its Junior Lifeguard Program, she said.
"This was an accident," Payne said.
Contact the writer: 949-553-2903 or dbharath@ocregister.com

TX.X-30 fan
07-15-2009, 12:55 PM
Heading up river yesterday I notice off the bow about 1/8 mile ahead something in the water. Hard to tell at first because of the chop but its a guy and a girl swimming across the river 1/8 to 1/4 mile wide there. Anyone could have cut them to shreads, I have never seen anyting so stupid. Our lake has skiff to 50' cruiser to 75' houseboats that would never have seen them.

I did pull close on the way back as they were jumping off a cliff just to see what really stupid looked liked.

atlfootr
11-29-2009, 07:10 PM
This accident occurred June 2004, interesting nonetheless.