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Old 05-05-2014, 07:09 AM
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Terrible news... be careful out there!

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Here is another article from the accident.
http://www.local10.com/news/dj-laz-w...death/25815532

Sad someone lost their life because of this. Two lives lost are now tied to DJ Laz. A few years ago his boat was also stolen ,but he had a gps tracker and was able to track the boat to Mexico on a Cuban smuggling attempt.

Not saying alcohol was involved , but the boat is sponsored by a Vodka company. Also I see this all the time down in South Florida, people get wasted on the sand bars and when its time to leave many are very drunk.
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Originally Posted by Tidewater 216 View Post
Here is another article from the accident.
http://www.local10.com/news/dj-laz-w...death/25815532

Sad someone lost their life because of this. Two lives lost are now tied to DJ Laz. A few years ago his boat was also stolen ,but he had a gps tracker and was able to track the boat to Mexico on a Cuban smuggling attempt.

Not saying alcohol was involved , but the boat is sponsored by a Vodka company. Also I see this all the time down in South Florida, people get wasted on the sand bars and when its time to leave many are very drunk.
yes it is sad. Drinking or not, stay away from running props. Before you start your motor, check your surroundings, make sure NOBODY is anywhere NEAR the damn stainless steal blades turning @ thousands of rpm. Just a sad way to go, and more than 100% preventable. Whoever was @ the helm had to have been inebriated. I was thinking a tie rope got caught on the prop and might have lassoed his leg or something... but how do you get your torso near a prop if you are getting off a sand bar?


edit: Hell, when I snorkel for scallops or for enjoyment off a boat, I still try to stay as far from the prop even when anchored, and keys out of ignition.
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yes it is sad. Drinking or not, stay away from running props. Before you start your motor, check your surroundings, make sure NOBODY is anywhere NEAR the damn stainless steal blades turning @ thousands of rpm. Just a sad way to go, and more than 100% preventable. Whoever was @ the helm had to have been inebriated. I was thinking a tie rope got caught on the prop and might have lassoed his leg or something... but how do you get your torso near a prop if you are getting off a sand bar?

I know the guy, Laz the owner of the boat. He's been boating for a very long time and is a very responsible boater and fisherman.

My assumption is he was powering the boat off the sand bar and without knowing it some people came over to help push. The boat is huge, that combined with the prop wash turbulence would have made it very difficult if not impossible to see anyone right at the transom from his point of view at the helm.

No way would he ask anyone to get back there with the engines running nor would he allow anyone to be back there.

Your thought that is in bold is exactly what I thought when I first saw the story. Now knowing who was driving the boat I don't think so. I'm not saying he didn't drink that day. But I doubt he was intoxicated enough to think it was OK for someone to push his 42' boat with quad 350 HP engines spooled up.

There is only about one foot on transom on each side of the outside engines. So if you're in the water pushing from behind you would be less than a foot from the spinning prop. The guy I know would never ever allow anyone to get that close to spinning props.

He did make a mistake that day though. He didn't anticipate how fast the tide was dropping and allowed his boat to get stuck.
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No way you can push that boat from behind without being inches from the props. And no way Laz would have asked anyone or allowed anyone to get that close to his spinning props.

I think this one was just a horrible accident. Bad judgement by Laz and the victim. Laz is said to be devastated and gave a blood sample on the scene to be tested for blood alcohol content.


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Originally Posted by Tidewater 216 View Post
Here is another article from the accident.
http://www.local10.com/news/dj-laz-w...death/25815532

Sad someone lost their life because of this. Two lives lost are now tied to DJ Laz. A few years ago his boat was also stolen ,but he had a gps tracker and was able to track the boat to Mexico on a Cuban smuggling attempt.

Not saying alcohol was involved , but the boat is sponsored by a Vodka company. Also I see this all the time down in South Florida, people get wasted on the sand bars and when its time to leave many are very drunk.
More lives than that. 2 years ago his audio engineer stole his handgun, shot and killed his wifes mother, his wife, and himself.

Also, I've seen these guys in Bimini at Honeymoon harbor. They are nuts. There are pictures of DJ Laz drinking on his boat in twitter. To say this man had nothing to drink is ignorant. The entire sandbar party was to promote his vodka. For his sake I hope he passes his BOC. Otherwise he's screwed.
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yup, I don't care how big your boat is, have a friend at the transom to keep a look out for you, especially in a general scenario like this, partying, etc... , youre in a boat that looks to cost over a 1/4 million, ... want to get your boat out from the sandbar? not sure why youd be at the stern...id be pushing from the bow...

I like dj laz as a radio personality back in the day.. I respect the fact he gave blood on scene..

the motor couldn't have been running before the guy was in back by the props...


edit: didn't know he had other deaths somewhat connected to him.. hmm.
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Taken from the thread in dockside chat. I'm really surprised he let this happen. If he knew those people were back there then he really made a bad decision allowing it.

Same goes for the people in the water. Why would you ever want to be that close to 4 props spinning at that speed...

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Taken from the thread in dockside chat. I'm really surprised he let this happen. If he knew those people were back there then he really made a bad decision allowing it.

Same goes for the people in the water. Why would you ever want to be that close to 4 props spinning at that speed...

wow, that pic tells it all. wow.... I cant really say more....
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Stupidity cost someone their life.
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I would never put myself in the position to be inches from a spinning prop. What were these guys thinking?
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I know Laz as well....i hate to say it...but he f'ked up majorly this time. I know someone that was on the boat and they were all a lil too lit to be out there operating boats.
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I know Laz as well....i hate to say it...but he f'ked up majorly this time. I know someone that was on the boat and they were all a lil too lit to be out there operating boats.
yup sorry to say it but the party ends here...


To think alcohol played no part in this is juvenile... I drink a lot, too. Probably more than I should but this breaks my heart.
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I would never put myself in the position to be inches from a spinning prop. What were these guys thinking?
hey exactly, even props not spinning freak me out... ive seen people slice a foot on dead prop trying to board a boat... skin gets soft form water.. S-L-I-C-E-.
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wow, that pic tells it all.
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More info coming out. FWC spokesman Jorge Pino said Laz did not exhibit any of the characteristics of a person who is intoxicated. No slurred speech, no abnormal eye movement or glassiness, no balance problems (even though he is partially handicapped) and no odor of liquor on his breath at all.

An earlier report said he gave blood but he didn't. He offered but the FWC did not take it because they saw no sign of intoxication.

But he did screw up by allowing those people to be in the water while the props were spinning.

Only hope for him is if he was powering the boat off and all those people went over on their own accord and Laz didn't notice they were there until it was too late. It could all of happened in a matter of seconds. He could have been looking forward for a few seconds and in that short time a bunch of people decided to help him without him knowing.
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Wow, what an idiot. Just like I thought, WOT trying to get off.

Looks like he's deleted all his social media accounts...>Twitter, Facebook, ect..

https://twitter.com/therealdjlaz
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Not 1 bit of sense among any of them. BTW his tuna door is open and someone is standing in it, so saying he didn't see anyone is ignorance on his part. He should never be allowed to own/operate a boat again. Obviously he has no idea what he is doing and it cost a young man his life. The family is going to sue laz for millions, and they are going to win........Its a sad situation regardless and hopefully this will teach all other boaters what not to do if you get stuck....try and push with the motors off, if that don't work call seatow/towboat us.....anything is better than loss of life..
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Not 1 bit of sense among any of them. BTW his tuna door is open and someone is standing in it, so saying he didn't see anyone is ignorance on his part. He should never be allowed to own/operate a boat again. Obviously he has no idea what he is doing and it cost a young man his life. The family is going to sue laz for millions, and they are going to win........Its a sad situation regardless and hopefully this will teach all other boaters what not to do if you get stuck....try and push with the motors off, if that don't work call seatow/towboat us.....anything is better than loss of life..
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