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Birch PT Mike

Good Work and Thanks

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2:18 AM Saturday night Big noise. Boat hits rocks between Daisy Island and Banana in Daisy Bay waking my wife and I. Wind is so strong we can hear loud voices,but can't tell what they are saying. Obvious trouble. Less than 15 minutes later,Rescue boat arrives. Hauls injured ? to boat landing and we assume trip to hospital. THANKS GUYS

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Everyone on Vermilion should be very proud and happy that we have Randy, the new rescue boat, and the rest of the volunteer rescue squad.

They do a great service for us all!

Cliff

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Thanks to all for your support.

I don't think this one was a GPS induced accident. Not sure what actually happened but the results are the same. Several injured. One taken to the hospital by ambulance. Luckily not as serious as the last 2.

But the fact remains that we have had 3 late night/ early morning boating accidents in the past few weeks...... Last year 0, the year before, 1. This is serious stuff and we are going to have a fatality if this keeps up. The next time you see people out there running without lights, call the Sheriffs Office. The next time you see an obvious impaired driver, call the Sheriffs Office. The only way that we will get any additional water patrols is by citizen complaints. And the only way we are going to cut down on these accidents are to cut down on the above situations. Thats not going to eliminate the accidents but it should help reduce the likely hood a nasty one.

If you are going to run at night, have the equipment to do it safely. Or slow down, or both.........A simple spot light could have prevented all of these accidents

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I would also like to say thanks for the support. The big thing is...if you don't know where you are going, SLOW DOWN!!! So what if it takes you extra time to get back? Is it worth ruining your boat, your weekend, or your family? Its only a matter of time before we have a fatality. Please SLOW DOWN if you aren't sure...

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