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Old 11-07-2020, 08:12 AM
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Every morning I grab one of our dogs, get coffee and drive to the ramp to start my day.

Today, police, FWC and fire rescue showed up and they were waiting on a boat to come in and 4 people taken to the hospital all on stretchers. The story that was circulating is there were 3 boats going out and the lead boat was larger so the middle boat couldn’t see ahead and didn’t see a channel marker. They struck the maker and all 4 were thrown from the boat and then ran over. Not clear if they were run over by their own boat or the boat behind them. The 4 guys were brought back to the ramp by a skiff that was out fishing and another boat that saw it also followed them back. The boat that struck the maker is still out there.

This is the 3rd accident in the last few weeks I’ve heard about ( FWC boat, the kids and now this one) please be safe out there. Prayers they all recover.

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If the larger boat cleared the channel marker doesn’t add up that the smaller one following didn’t if it was riding the center of its wake. I’m guessing too many eyes looking at a gps screen and distracted from looking out.

im glad they were able to rescue everyone from the water and get them back to shore. I can’t imagine being the third boat and seeing it all happen right infront of you.
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Some screen shots and pictures from today







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Why would you be boating today to start with?
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Originally Posted by 20biminitwist View Post
Why would you be boating today to start with?
The inshore fishing was on FIRE yesterday. Monster reds, big snook and the gags were chewing just all a little short. It was a rough one to and from the grounds but it was actually a nice day.

Hope the guys in the accident are recovering.
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The guy on the front deck doesn’t look like he made it. Any updates?
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Originally Posted by Flounderrr View Post
The guy on the front deck doesn’t look like he made it. Any updates?
Have you heard he didn’t make it or going off the pictures?
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Originally Posted by 76 Mako 23 View Post
Have you heard he didn’t make it or going off the pictures?
pictures.
looked like the person was fully covered on the boat and on the stretcher. Could be wrong though.
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Originally Posted by bsh102 View Post
The inshore fishing was on FIRE yesterday. Monster reds, big snook and the gags were chewing just all a little short. It was a rough one to and from the grounds but it was actually a nice day.

Hope the guys in the accident are recovering.

You weren't in the John boat pictured.

I hope they are fine and all recover. There is a damn good reason the parking slots next to the ramp for EMS were empty in the pic..

Most folks chose to not be on the water for a reason

It was gusty to say the least.

A 47 Conch went down yesterday in the same conditions. Many got their ass beat and got lucky.

I will stick with boating in exposed waters yesterday was putting a elevated level of risk that was not necessary.
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Default I own the blue flats boat and brought the 4 people back in.

The story that is given above is incorrect and all 4 were alive when I brought them in.
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Originally Posted by Flounderrr View Post
The guy on the front deck doesn’t look like he made it. Any updates?
All 4 were alive when they were taken off my boat but injuries were severe
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Originally Posted by Mikefishes View Post
All 4 were alive when they were taken off my boat but injuries were severe
Was that you with the Dog? I was the guy who offered you my Dogs leash that was in the truck.
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Originally Posted by Mikefishes View Post
The story that is given above is incorrect and all 4 were alive when I brought them in.
As I indicated in the OP the details about the accident were just what was circulating the ramp as we all watched you guys come in. Care to share the actual details of what happened? Great job on saving everyone!
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Originally Posted by 76 Mako 23 View Post
Was that you with the Dog? I was the guy who offered you my Dogs leash that was in the truck.
yes that was my catahoula Waylon and I
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Originally Posted by Mikefishes View Post
yes that was my catahoula Waylon and I
Good on you for being in the right place at the right time.

I lost a friend to a similar event this time last year in the same place.

Still curious as to what the boat hit. Appears from the strike something very solid.

Hope they are all going to be OK.
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Originally Posted by 20biminitwist View Post
Good on you for being in the right place at the right time.

I lost a friend to a similar event this time last year in the same place.

Still curious as to what the boat hit. Appears from the strike something very solid.

Hope they are all going to be OK.
They struck red marker 8 on their way out of Anclote river, I was fishing near marker 6 when we heard the boat make impact with the marker. The out of control boat was heading at us but took a hard turn toward the spoil islands south of the channel where it ran aground on the flat. I am familiar with the accident that you’re referring to last year and I am sorry for your loss.

Since moving to the west side of FL from Stuart 3 years ago Anclote River Park has to be one of the most intense boat ramps I have ever launched at.
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Originally Posted by Mikefishes View Post
They struck red marker 8 on their way out of Anclote river, I was fishing near marker 6 when we heard the boat make impact with the marker. The out of control boat was heading at us but took a hard turn toward the spoil islands south of the channel where it ran aground on the flat. I am familiar with the accident that you’re referring to last year and I am sorry for your loss.

Since moving to the west side of FL from Stuart 3 years ago Anclote River Park has to be one of the most intense boat ramps I have ever launched at.
Yes sir, you are correct and it is getting worse. Born and raised there.
The entire river needs to be no wake but as you know we have the now mini slow zone in front of the park to create even more of a hazard. Being in a wet slip at Anclote Village Marina for my offshore boat and launching at the park in my flats skiff daily the place is damn right scary.

Have witnessed several accidents from my slip with 2 being fatal.

One of the events involved my boat and would have been fatal had I been standing at the transom. My boat was in it's slip!
Notice my dock box and power pedestal.

Yep, he jumped it with his 400R

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^^ was he running at night? Looks pretty shallow around there
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Not to digress from the original thread but the Anclote river is an absolute mess when it comes to traffic. In my big boat I've been "crowded" (4-5 boats almost within arms length of my own boat) by pontoon boats and almost hit twice by the tour boats.
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Originally Posted by Mikefishes View Post
They struck red marker 8 on their way out of Anclote river, I was fishing near marker 6 when we heard the boat make impact with the marker. The out of control boat was heading at us but took a hard turn toward the spoil islands south of the channel where it ran aground on the flat. I am familiar with the accident that you’re referring to last year and I am sorry for your loss.

Since moving to the west side of FL from Stuart 3 years ago Anclote River Park has to be one of the most intense boat ramps I have ever launched at.
Truth. I stopped launching there 4 years ago and will never go back.

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