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Old 08-21-2011, 05:21 PM   #1
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Default Fatal boat accident today in Homosassa, FL?

I'm hearing word that there was a fatal boating accident today in Homosassa, FL. Something about a triple engine boat flipping near marker 9. Anyone in the know?
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:27 PM   #2
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This is all I could find.
http://keysnews.com/node/33962
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This is all I could find.
http://keysnews.com/node/33962
No, That's a Dade/Monroe accident, lower east coast.
Homosassa is Citris county, northern west coast of Florida.
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Unfortunately, there is another boat fatality today by a teen in a Fort lauderdale canal.
http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/21005166200832/
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http://www.baynews9.com/article/news...-accident.html
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It's been nice here today, a few T-storms but not bad.
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Crap, 4 people die in Florida alone in three different boating accidents on one day. Be careful out there.
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9 people on board, one died not sure of condition of the others!
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:53 PM   #9
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Here's all I could find:

http://www.chronicleonline.com/conte...ating-accident

Report says Marker 19. That's just inside the stakes, not exactly a tricky area to navigate.

Prayers for the families of all involved.
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Heading there Thursday if this storm heads more east. Hopefully it won't be busy during the week.
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Update from the local paper:
"Homosassa businessman dies Sunday in boat accident A man identified as Rob Phillips, owner of Eagle Buick GMC Inc. in Homosassa, died Sunday afternoon in a boating accident in the Homosassa River that involved eight other people.
Sometime around 4 p.m., the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident near Marker 19. A command center was set up at River Haven Marina off Halls River Road.
Heather Yates, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office, said one man, aged between 45 and 47 years, had died."

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
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Very sad day in Homosassa.
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Very sad day in Homosassa.
Yes it is.
We're such a small community it has quite an impact.
Very-very sad day.
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:15 PM   #14
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The reports I heard have indicated that the pilot and owner of the boat, a new 39ft forward cuddy Contender powered with triple Yamaha 350s, Rob Phillips was killed and his son was injured and flowned to an Orlando or Tampa hospital. No reports of the other 7 people onboard Some say the boat flipped and some say the boat hit a marker and flipped. I will know more in a day or two. Please pray for the family.
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That looks like the tunnel from an Invincible? Sorry for the loss.
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That looks like the tunnel from an Invincible? Sorry for the loss.
Knowing the man, being a long time customer, and not having a full understanding, I'm somewhat at a loss other than to join with those offering prayers for the family.
Initially, my thoughts went to Pro-Line people as to the triple O/B boat.
I was afraid that some of ours were involved, even though production was moved to N.C., but a contingent is still in Crystal River.
Terrible news.
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That's a Lot of boat ! Similar to this



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http://www.baynews9.com/article/news...-flips?cid=rss
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:11 PM   #18
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Know the area well. Approaching green marker 19 you have to turn hard to port or starboard depending on your direction. One day going out early I got distracted talking to my crew and missed my turn to starboard and was in shallow water real quick. This time of the year it gets a little crazy with scalloping. Prayers to the family.
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new member (Kevin) and new/first time boat owner here from 20 miles from homossassa. been lurking for months.

This is a terrible thing. My sympathy goes out to his family and friends. hopefully this will help us all to remember safety first.
last thursday 6:20a.m. I arrived at the Gandy Bridge ramp to launch and there were headlights pointing up out of the water from well beyong the end of the far left boat ramp...a fellow was there alone and he told me that he had fallen out of his truck while backing up - his new truck kept on in reverse without him. Fortunately, he was ok, his boat was floating. Police arrived behind us...
My 12 year old son and I are taking all this in as we have spent much time on the water fishing and boating with friends and guides, but never imagined some of the things we see and hear.

There will most likely be an update on the local news.
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Kinda Nuts I run a tiny 15 foot boat there... I think It's a Slow Zone ...

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