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Man in Coma after being hit on Green Lake


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Seems like the boating season has gotten off to a bad start as far as injuries and deaths. An acquintance of mine was hit on Friday at Green Lake and is up at St. Cloud in a coma after a collision with a boat on Green. He was on a jet ski.

Two things that I take away from this tragedy: When driving a boat, always be aware of what's around you, never take your eye off near objects, especially when moving at a high rate of speed. The boat that hit this man was a friend. The man was turning around on his jet ski and waiting for the boat to join him at the beach when the boat's driver looked down at his depth finder. Also, when on a jet skit, remember that you are using an impellor, which means you can start, stop, and turn, a lot more quickly than a boat.

Another thing I remember is that if you are going to collide with someone, remember that you must keep the prop moving to turn. If you kill the throttle, the momentum will still bring you into an object.

Just a sad story...I know there is always a lot of traffic on Green Lake but be careful out there or anywhere.

Keep Ryan Bade in your prayers.

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I just got off the lake that day right before that happened. My dads place is right in town and we heard all these sirens going off and were wondering what the deal was. Then we heard there was a jet-ski that collided with a boat.

Thats a sad thing to have happen. And around the beach in town it is nuts/crazy with boats and jet-ski's normally. So you have to be extra careful.

The only thing I don't like is the people that ski or do w/e in that area when its busy like that. You got 5,000+ acres of lake you have to be next to everyone else. Its not only dangerous but annoying.

Just remember to be extra careful on those nice sunny/busy days as there can be lots of people on the lake.

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