Funny but true story

Discussion in 'Boating Stories' started by Arkansascatman777, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    A difficult and dangerous situation..... but it must have looked funny!

    A runaway fishing boat gave emergency rescue workers the runaround for nearly an hour on Lake Dunstan on Monday. The out-of-control outboard raced around in circles for more than 40 minutes as the Clyde rescue boat attemted to bring it under control. A fire service member who tried to jump into the empty boat slipped and fell into the lake before another member successfully clambered aboard and brought the vessel under control. A 57-year-old Dunedin man was trout fishing alone on the 3.6m aluminum boat about 400 m upstream from the Clyde Power Station when he fell into the lake shortly after 8:30 A.M. A witness, Rex Parkin of Alexandra, said the man appeared to hook his throttle when casting. " He stood up to cast, and the next thing the boat is racing off and he's in the water. It just shot out from under him at full throttle.
     
  2. trnsmsn

    trnsmsn New Member

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    That's Both Funny & Serious, I'm Glad He Didn't Get Hurt. It's The Law Here That You Must Be Hooked Up To Your Kill Switch Via A Lanyard Cord, In The Event Something Like That Would Occur. Too Many People have Had Similar Experiences & The Boat Wound Up Running Them Over & The Propeller Got Them.:sad2: