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Old 02-24-2019, 04:49 PM
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Default Beaufort SC boat accident

Terrible night to be on the water in that fog last night. Prayers for the family.

https://www.islandpacket.com/news/lo...226720024.html
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Very sad day
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Very sad and angry happening for the town of Hampton SC. This is horrible and should never have happened.
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My niece was good friends with the young girl, awful news. Prayers for the family.
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I know the girls cousin well. A lot of bad decisions led to this accident and it really wasn't the fogs fault, even though it didn't help. The driver was extremely drunk, driving like a fool, and shouldn't have been behind the wheel.

Fog God's sake people, drunk driving doesn't belong in any vehicle which includes boats. What might be a good time at the moment can turn into this and effect so many people. In this case, a young life was taken from us. Sad day
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I was out Saturday night. The fog has been thick lately. Radar, drive slow and be safe please. A life is too much to loose.
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6 people on a 17’ Sea Hunt at 2am in February. This is so tragic and sad.. a 19 yr old girl is gone. I am following this case and look forward to reading the DNR report and viewing the boat damage. Prayers they can recover her.
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I thank God for every night my kids make it home safe and pray for the girl's family and any responsible for her loss.
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A horrible tragedy. So sad. Prayers for the family.
Old 02-27-2019, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Playn Hooky View Post
I know the girls cousin well. A lot of bad decisions led to this accident and it really wasn't the fogs fault, even though it didn't help. The driver was extremely drunk, driving like a fool, and shouldn't have been behind the wheel.

Fog God's sake people, drunk driving doesn't belong in any vehicle which includes boats. What might be a good time at the moment can turn into this and effect so many people. In this case, a young life was taken from us. Sad day
They have divers down again to day on the Beaufort side of the bridge.
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I was curious so I checked the tide chart for the general area:

Saturday at 6PM was a -1' low tide.
Sunday at 1AM was a 8' high tide.
Sunday at 7am was a -0.5' low tide.

This accident occurred around 2AM on Sunday. Our typical tide swing is 5'-6'. Grass starts to disappear when the tide is 6.5'+. On that night, there was an 8' tide swing. This poor girl could have been carried all the way to the ocean if she didn't get hung up on any obstruction. There are 5 surviving occupants of that boat. Only one of the survivors, Ms. Beach's boyfriend, has made any comment on this situation. I am trying to withhold judgement until more facts are provided, but this really sounds like there will be criminal charges in the end.
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Originally Posted by DenmarkSC View Post
I was curious so I checked the tide chart for the general area:

Saturday at 6PM was a -1' low tide.
Sunday at 1AM was a 8' high tide.
Sunday at 7am was a -0.5' low tide.

This accident occurred around 2AM on Sunday. Our typical tide swing is 5'-6'. Grass starts to disappear when the tide is 6.5'+. On that night, there was an 8' tide swing. This poor girl could have been carried all the way to the ocean if she didn't get hung up on any obstruction. There are 5 surviving occupants of that boat. Only one of the survivors, Ms. Beach's boyfriend, has made any comment on this situation. I am trying to withhold judgement until more facts are provided, but this really sounds like there will be criminal charges in the end.

Investigators didn’t conduct sobriety tests on the boat’s occupants because it wasn’t clear who was driving, McCullough said.

The 17-foot Sea Hunt boat that crashed is registered to Alexander Murdaugh of Islandton, McCullough said. He said he didn’t know if investigators had talked to Murdaugh but that it would be standard procedure.

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Originally Posted by Led0321 View Post



Investigators didn’t conduct sobriety tests on the boat’s occupants because it wasn’t clear who was driving, McCullough said.

The 17-foot Sea Hunt boat that crashed is registered to Alexander Murdaugh of Islandton, McCullough said. He said he didn’t know if investigators had talked to Murdaugh but that it would be standard procedure.

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Interesting

If you are in public arent you subject to intoxication rules?

If anyone appeared to be intoxicated, they may have been able to test regardless of whether driver or not (which could possibly be established at a later time)
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I doubt any charges will ever be filed. If you are familiar with the names involved and the surrounding area, you would see why.
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If I'm reading correctly, there may be a solicitor (perhaps former) and wrongful death attorney very close to the situation?
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
If I'm reading correctly, there may be a solicitor (perhaps former) and wrongful death attorney very close to the situation?
A powerful family
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Originally Posted by lencho30 View Post
A powerful family
You got that right!!!
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Originally Posted by lencho30 View Post
A powerful family
Democrat party folks? If I recall correctly they may be only Irishmen in the NAACP down thus way?
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post


Democrat party folks? If I recall correctly they may be only Irishmen in the NAACP down thus way?
you got it
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