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Old 03-04-2009, 03:29 AM   #46
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God bless their families. Life should never be taken for granted. It is a gift.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:24 AM   #47
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How long can it be before a few attorneys get involved and bring an action against the boat owners estate for negligence in causing the other's death?
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Sad ending to this story. I can't imagine going out like that.
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:10 PM   #49
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It is amazing that the 2 men we would perceive as the strongest were the first to give up, take off their lifejackets and float away. It just goes to show that without mental strength physical strength wont go too far. Sad ending to the story.
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:18 PM   #50
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I cant beleive they gave up hope of being rescued after just a couple hours. that doesnt make sense at all. i wonder if they were intoxicated and that played into their willingness to give up so easily.
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:32 PM   #51
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Man, this is pretty gut wrenching.

ProFootballTalk.com - REPORT: THE THREE MISSING BOATERS TOOK OFF THEIR LIFE VESTS
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:36 PM   #52
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Can people stop sourcing PFT so much?


I thought he man they recovered told authorities they had all been together and were wearing life jackets?
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Yea I didnt think about the life jacket to size ratio, good point. I lived in SW FL for 30 years and yes the gulf is like that. Ive been caught in storms many times when it looked clear and sunny with calm water 30 minutes prior. So that is true. Hog1 lives in Naples Fl. He said it was very windy that day. I just cant imagine these guys tried to swim for it. I wonder if they knew how far out they actually were. Or they did and fear and adrenaline took over. They should make the epirb law after this. I cant stop thinking about what those guys must have went through. Lord Bless their families.
I believe Epirbs are required for any type of boat that carries passengers for pay but not for private owners. I don't have an Epirb on my boat but I do have the proper equipment to signal for help for the areas I us my boat. If I took my boat out 30 miles or more on a regular bases then I'd probably have an Epirb. If they just had a standard VHF radio and had listened to the weather for any time they would have heard plenty of marine warning about the front moving into the area. They usually start the warnings 24 hours ahead of time so boater out much farther have plenty of time to find a safe place to go. The problem with boaters is in most states you can buy a boat of any size and head out on the water without any training or lic.. I know alot of people who have boated for years who still have know clue about safty.
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:51 PM   #54
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Can people stop sourcing PFT so much?


I thought he man they recovered told authorities they had all been together and were wearing life jackets?
You should click on the link first, because PFT is linking to another site (one I know you love )

FOXNews.com - Florida Boat Accident Survivor: 2 NFL Players Gave Up Hope - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News

This isn't a "PFT has heard" or "sources tell PFT" situation

Here's another link

Survivor Tells Strange Tale Of Boaters' Fate - National News Story - WPXI Pittsburgh
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Can people stop sourcing PFT so much?


I thought he man they recovered told authorities they had all been together and were wearing life jackets?
Well, I'm not a big fan of Mike Florio, but they do a good job breaking news, and their rumor-mongering has tapered off a bit.
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That's a very sad story , you keep hoping you'll here they survived, but we all have a feeling they didn't
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Well, I'm not a big fan of Mike Florio, but they do a good job breaking news, and their rumor-mongering has tapered off a bit.
I think they do a good job of giving sources, that part I like. Personally though, I don't pay much attention to their own stories.
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Never thought of that BHA. That may indeed be the main contributing factor of why their judment seems off. Because it does'nt make sense to me either. You may be right.
Dehydration can also lead to impaired judgement, but i cant imagine that was a factor so early on. It just seems 2-4hours is far too early for someone to "give up."

Im not trying to sound like a punk, but how hard can it be (from a psychological standpoint) to hold onto a boat while wearing a life jacket for a couple hours? If these guys were drunk and/or "high" on something, it could certainly explain things.
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Dehydration can also lead to impaired judgement, but i cant imagine that was a factor so early on. It just seems 2-4hours is far too early for someone to "give up."

Im not trying to sound like a punk, but how hard can it be (from a psychological standpoint) to hold onto a boat while wearing a life jacket for a couple hours? If these guys were drunk and/or "high" on something, it could certainly explain things.
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Old 03-05-2009, 01:03 PM   #60
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Apparently two of the missing players gave up hope of being rescued. You give up hope after 4 to 6 hours? WTF?
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