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  1. KontradictioN

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    Sorry, mods. I know this doesn't belong here. However, the off topic forum is normally dead and this is where we get most of the action.

    State agency to probe fatal Florida boating accident - CNN.com

    Read the link and please keep these people in your prayers (or thoughts if you do not pray). One of them is my friend Karey and she is in the hospital at the moment in serious condition. I was actually supposed to be on this boat myself but, thank goodness, I got called into work and needed the money. The link will tell you that toxicology reports will be released but I can tell you right now that whomever was driving the boat was under the influence which would explain this horrific accident. Whether it's wrong or not, five people aged 19-21 are dead and seven are injured with three being in critical condition. I will give updates on Karey's condition as well as the condition of everyone else aboard (not even sure who everyone else was yet) as I get the details.
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    That's terrible. Keep us updated :(
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    My prayers to all involved, and my sincerest hope for Karey to make a complete recovery.
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    I will pray for her and the others, Its truely tragic when bad happens to the good.
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    Thoughts and prayers are with her..tragic...
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    Oh God, I had no idea there was a kid on that boat as well. I'm so happy I decided to skip that trip, you have no idea. As for Karey, she is doing alright now. Contrary to my previous report, she wasn't in serious condition (my friend just called me back and told me that was just a rumor). She did suffer a few broken bones though, the worst of which was a broken femur which, apparently, required surgery. She's VERY fortunate though considering the cirumstances. My thoughts and prayers are with the rest of the victims and their families.
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    Wow, Kontra... I'm glad you weren't on that boat too. My best to everyone involved, it's just an awful situation.
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    A good thought goes out to everyone involved.
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    Sorry to hear of it Kontra; thoughts and prayers to all :) I'm glad there's good news about your friend!
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    Sounds like you had an angel on your shoulder yourself in the form of whoever it was who asked you to work that day.
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    Terrible stuff, so many young lives, real shame. Wish the best to all involved, they will be in my prayers.
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    Update: my roomate just came back from his hometown (Tallahassee) and explained to us that it was his older brother's next door neighbor who owned the boat. They were all coming back from the Conch House in St. Augustine to see a Reggae concert. The boat owner had his best friend and his family out from California. While everyone aboard had been drinking, the driver (a female who I didn't know) was not. When they hit, the owner was ejected but survived without being hit by the tugboat and was not knocked out. Supposedly, according to my roomate, he remembers the entire thing (I'm sure it was a gory scene) and is actually the one that called the police. His best friend died. As did the best friend's little brother (the kid that was reported), and the father of the two is in critical condition with the other survivors but it does not look as if he is going to make it. To give you an idea of how big (and how much of a freak accident) this is, this incident has now made international news.

    An accident like this could honestly happen to anybody in any form. Count your blessings for everyday you get to spend on this Earth.
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    I've been to incidents like this on highways and waterways as a first responder, truly painful experiences and I'd ask that prayers for the emergency and investigative personnel be added to those for the victims and their families.
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    My thoughts and prayers to EVERYONE involved with this terrible accident.

    Kontra, you're guardian angel did their job today. Glad you weren't on that boat.
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    I second this post and sent out my prayers.

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    Best wishes to the families of those who died and the people that made it but are imjured.
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    Very Sad, Kontra - Will keep everyone involved in my prayers.

    While this may be a football forum, it's also a meeting place for members of the Patriot Fan Family and I for one appreciate seeing the respect and thoughtfulness of many members for Kontra and his friends.

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