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Old 04-06-2009, 02:22 PM
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I am afraid there is no happy ending

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,512723,00.html

The body of a father who disappeared Sunday evening while boating with his daughter was found Monday afternoon in the water off the coast of Miami, Fla., officials confirmed to FOX News. The search continues for the man's 8-year-old daughter.
Old 04-06-2009, 02:49 PM
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Boat was found intact & upright. All contents including PFD's were onboard

Emergency Rule #1 - stay with the boat unless it's on fire.

FL state law is very weak requiring children to wear PFD's:

Children under 6 years of age must wear a USCG–approved Type I, II, or III PFD at all times while on any vessel less than 26 feet in length


The majority of kids I see in FL are not wearing PFD's
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My son doesn't get on a dock without wearing a PFD, let alone a boat. Very sad, yet preventable, story!
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Prayers...again...this is one hell of a season so early into Spring with all these deadly mishaps.
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Nasty,
I have an 8yo Daughter.My prayers are with the mom right now. I can't imagine.

what the heck happend?

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