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Old     (slipknot)      Join Date: Aug 2001       07-08-2013, 10:51 AM Reply   
This is nuts. We saw this guy in the morning when we pulled out. It was not on the 4th but the day after.

My buddy saw the whole thing happen and ended up towing the wrecked boat back in. The border patrol boat was traveling at a high rate of speed to be right up next to the toolies, (not needed, the water was all deep in this section of river) needless to say they were and are completely inexperienced. The entrance to Clear Lake is a small opening wide enough for a boat to come out, "Everyone" knows where this is. There are people coming in and out all hours of the day.

I feel so bad for the family. Once my friend towed the boat in, the law enforcement agencies were like "thank you" now get lost basically, Did not ask for any information at all. The Border Patrol are completely at fault.

There are so many law enforcement agencies on our waterway it is simply rediculous. They are all out there basically fighting each other for revenues. They are all financially struggling. And will nab you for flicking a bugger on someones windshield just to run you through the check list, and write you a ticket and look for alcohol.

My thoughts and prayers go out to this family with a boat load full of children.

Last time I checked the border was 25 miles south of here. They are supposed to be helping us and protecting us, not smashing us up. Granted accidents happen, but stupidity by law enforcement? I for one hope this costs them dearly, which in turn will cost us, the tax payers.

Last edited by slipknot; 07-08-2013 at 10:53 AM.
Old     (slipknot)      Join Date: Aug 2001       07-09-2013, 7:24 AM Reply   
update to this post.

I am donating to the family fund. This is just obsurd.
Old     (bftskir)      Join Date: Jan 2004       07-09-2013, 8:21 AM Reply   
I would guess that the injured will be very well compensated when all is said and done.
Old     (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       07-09-2013, 9:48 AM Reply   
Hate, did your buddy contact the Sheriff and the News? Sounds like the family might need as much help as they can get. Sucks to hear that even the trained "professionals" don't know safe boating procedures and almost killed a family because of it.
Old     (texfrost)      Join Date: Jul 2013       07-09-2013, 10:23 AM Reply   
Another reason I am thankful I am on a private lake when I ride. We don't really have to worry about any law enforcement most of the time. On the rare occasion someone does pay them to come out, the lake clears out in 2 minutes flat.
Old     (slipknot)      Join Date: Aug 2001       07-09-2013, 10:34 AM Reply   
Stephan, yes they have. It is insane, that Blue X45 was his, and he towed it in. We have about 5 witnesses now.
Old     (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       07-16-2013, 12:04 AM Reply   
I'd like to hear the follow up on this incident.
Old     (DealsGapCobra)      Join Date: May 2010       07-16-2013, 5:28 AM Reply   
I am glad your friend was there to help out! My question is why did he even get a chance? It would seem to me that the Boarder Patrol would have been doing all they could to assist...but, they were probably in better hands with your friend.

It sure is something how quickly an enjoyable day on the lake can turn to tragedy.

Please keep us updated as you get more information.
Old     (pprior)      Join Date: Jan 2012       07-16-2013, 7:37 AM Reply   
The gov't becomes more and more fascist everyday. It's no longer about helping the citizens but about control and $$$... Simple fact.
Old     (shawndoggy)      Join Date: Nov 2009       07-16-2013, 8:19 AM Reply   
Originally Posted by pprior View Post
The gov't becomes more and more fascist everyday. It's no longer about helping the citizens but about control and $$$... Simple fact.
what? HOW does this accident reflect fascist principles?

FASCISM * a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition


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