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SIKSUKR 07-17-2017 02:48 PM

12 yo killed on Newfound Lake
 
Awful accident this morning. Father runs over his daughter while waterskiing. Distracted because his hat blew off?:emb:
http://www.wmur.com/article/12-year-...316386?src=app

8gv 07-17-2017 03:13 PM

I can't bring myself to watch that news story.

I wish there were a do-over option in everyone's life. :(

hd333 07-17-2017 03:18 PM

Sick to my stomach right now.


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thinkxingu 07-17-2017 03:36 PM

This is horrible--I can't imagine having to live with that on my conscience.

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kawishiwi 07-17-2017 04:01 PM

Too much...
 
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Originally Posted by thinkxingu (Post 282090)
This is horrible--I can't imagine having to live with that on my conscience.

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I get a shiver down my spine whenever I contemplate what it would be like to lose one of my kids. I have a step brother and a step sister who have each lost children, Iraq & cancer. They are NOT close to fully recovering 11 & 4 years later. But to be the direct cause...

ITD 07-17-2017 04:18 PM

Wow, these are dangerous machines that can kill and maim if not handled appropriately, every time you turn the key, push the button, pull the rope you need to remember that. Drive first, don't let yourself be distracted, by anything. I hope this family can find peace and I hope that this father can forgive himself. This is my worse nightmare.

Hillcountry 07-17-2017 04:33 PM

Tragedy that could have easily been avoided...too bad

Doobs41378 07-17-2017 05:27 PM

So sad. I was just tubing with my daughter yesterday am. I cannot imagine what that family is going through right now :(:(:(:(

Biggd 07-17-2017 05:47 PM

I here of these accidents more and more. A few years ago a buddy of mine bought a 26ft SeaRay with his brother inlaw. Niether one had ever owned a boat. He was docking it and hit the throttle too hard and his brother inlaw went off the back. He was headed for the dock and put it in reverse and ran over his brother inlaw. He was lucky he didnt kill him but he was cut up pretty badly by the prop.

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New Hampshire Lake Man 07-17-2017 06:12 PM

My heart and prayers go out to this family, this father, and their daughter/sister. I can't imagine the pain they are feeling at this moment. May it be a reminder that boating safety is of paramount importance. I myself can sometimes fall into the trap of thinking I "know what I'm doing" around a boat, but the truth is the water and fast boats are both dangerous. I usually make my kids wear a life jacket but do not wear mine, as that's how it was with my parents. But I think I'll try to set an example for them and wear one right along with them. Be safe everyone!

ishoot308 07-17-2017 06:44 PM

Terrible Tragedy
 
This is a terrible accident that just destroyed a family...How sad and horrible.

My heart and prayers go out to this family.

Dan

dave603 07-17-2017 08:36 PM

How aweful. My sympathies to the family.
But I have to wonder where the spotter was not to yell!

Lakemamma 07-17-2017 08:37 PM

My heart just goes out to this family. A family vacation gone bad... Thoughts and prayers are with them all at this time.

Lakeboater 07-17-2017 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Hillcountry (Post 282102)
Tragedy that could have easily been avoided...too bad

Really?
Our thoughts and prayers extended to the family. Can't fathom the pains and sorrow.

Hillcountry 07-17-2017 11:08 PM

Unfortunately, innocent people die probably, every minute by accident.
This was tragic, heart breaking, and close to home.
The "cause" of these accidents are in large part due to some kind of activity which caused a distraction, inattention, loss of control, and a myriad of other things.
As a father and grandfather there is nothing worse than your own child dying because of something that happened under your control...nothing worse in life.
A split second is all it takes and I know there is no fault after the fact because then it's too late...just pain and disbelief that it could have happened.
Nevertheless, there was a distraction...a deadly one.
My heart is not cold but I am a realist...could an "attentive" dad, with his mind focused on safety and in control with a daughter in the water have changed the tragic outcome to just another fun day on the lake? Absolutely.
Again, it's unfortunate that these accidents happen and I pray that no one ever has to endure the pain of the loss of a child.
I didn't mean to come off as cold in my previous post but I always think about how these things may have been avoided....that's just me.

SAMIAM 07-18-2017 09:03 AM

This is a parents worst nightmare from hell. One moment of distraction has shattered a family's lives.
It's going to be hard to get this out of my head after watching the news story.
When I'm out tubing and skiing with kids and grandkids I often think of that accident on Paugus bay where the dad backed into his son....also the fatal ski accident in Wolfeboro and it makes me paranoid about safety.
Motor shut down any time a person in the water is near the boat and total awareness and attention on other boats, navigation markers and other obstacles.
Thoughts and prayers to the family

Biggd 07-18-2017 09:19 AM

Very sad! I saw a kid last weekend riding the wake of their boat after dropping the tow line. He was less than ten feet from the back of the boat. Is this a new trend? It looked very dangerous.

KPW 07-18-2017 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Biggd (Post 282168)
Very sad! I saw a kid last weekend riding the wake of their boat after dropping the tow line. He was less than ten feet from the back of the boat. Is this a new trend? It looked very dangerous.

The wakesetter boats are designed for this.

PeterG 07-18-2017 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Biggd (Post 282168)
Very sad! I saw a kid last weekend riding the wake of their boat after dropping the tow line. He was less than ten feet from the back of the boat. Is this a new trend? It looked very dangerous.

Similarly, there's a boat near me that tows a board almost impossibly close. From the shore, it looks like ten feet, and gives me the chills. I've been assuming it's an illusion or something else I don't understand.

Winnisquamer 07-18-2017 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterG (Post 282184)
Similarly, there's a boat near me that tows a board almost impossibly close. From the shore, it looks like ten feet, and gives me the chills. I've been assuming it's an illusion or something else I don't understand.

This is performed behind V drives or inboards.. Very unlikely to hit the prop, actually probably safer than tubing, skiing etc due to the low speed, biggest concern is CO poisoning.

AC2717 07-18-2017 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Winnisquamer (Post 282187)
This is performed behind V drives or inboards.. Very unlikely to hit the prop, actually probably safer than tubing, skiing etc due to the low speed, biggest concern is CO poisoning.

also the inboard prop is located a at least a foot or more forward of the stern of the hull (not the swim platform) and if you fell forward the boat would not be where you fell
danger is the driver abruptly stopping the boat with someone riding the wake right there behind the boat as you could run into the back of the boat causing injury or getting caught under the swim platform. spotter or someone needs to tell the person to bail if an abrupt stop is needed

Biggd 07-18-2017 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by AC2717 (Post 282201)
also the inboard prop is located a at least a foot or more forward of the stern of the hull (not the swim platform) and if you fell forward the boat would not be where you fell
danger is the driver abruptly stopping the boat with someone riding the wake right there behind the boat as you could run into the back of the boat causing injury or getting caught under the swim platform. spotter or someone needs to tell the person to bail if an abrupt stop is needed

It just looks very dangerous to me.

Old Sarge 07-18-2017 08:53 PM

I understand what Hill Country is saying. There are few really true accidents, most are a chain of unintended events, decisions made or not made that lead to a tragedy and in most cases they are foreseeable and preventable. Lessons Learned. But now is not the time for recriminations as I am sure everyone is overcome by this family's loss. It is as someone else mentioned, "my worst nightmare", so much so that I made a decision a long time ago that I would never pull anyone behind my boat. I could not take it if anything happened to my grandson while I was pulling him. So easy decision for me.


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