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Man In Back Yard Hit By Out-Of-Control Boat
WFTV ^ | 4/4/10

Posted on 04/06/2010 1:34:23 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A boating crash in Orange County on Saturday evening sent one man to the hospital.

Orange County sheriff's deputies said an 18-foot-long pontoon boat ran ashore and landed on top of a 54-year-old man who was working on a jet ski in his back yard on Lake Holden.

Investigators said there was some sort of mechanical malfunction with the pontoon boat, which sent it out of control.

The injured man was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with chest injuries and a large gash to one leg. Deputies said the driver of the pontoon boat was friends with the victim.

The sheriff's office said charges are pending.


TOPICS: Sports; Travel; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: backyard; boat; florida

1 posted on 04/06/2010 1:34:23 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Was that pontoon boat built by Toyota?


2 posted on 04/06/2010 1:37:27 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Jack Hydrazine

No, but the back yard was.


3 posted on 04/06/2010 1:38:03 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

>”Investigators said there was some sort of mechanical malfunction with the pontoon boat, which sent it out of control. “

Yeah, right. Maybe the Nut Behind The Wheel?


4 posted on 04/06/2010 1:38:50 PM PDT by scoobysnak71 (I'm light skinned with no negro dialect. Could you milk me?)
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To: nickcarraway

5 posted on 04/06/2010 1:39:14 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: Jack Hydrazine

One time my sister was riding a jet ski. She fell off, the throttle stuck at full, and the thing darted at the beach at full speed. It was only a few degrees away from people (including babies). It lodged itself under a dock.


6 posted on 04/06/2010 1:39:14 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (FR - my online family. From Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
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To: nickcarraway

Doesn’t make sense. Throttle broken? Steering broken? Ingition key won’t turn off? All three would have to be kaput in order for this to have happened. Unless there is more to the story.


7 posted on 04/06/2010 1:39:24 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: scoobysnak71

I know I shouldnt laugh but this is hilarious!

and they were friends..who needs enemies!


8 posted on 04/06/2010 1:40:17 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Ok, joke's over....Bring back Bush !)
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To: nickcarraway

This is weird. An 18’ pontoon boat can go about 5mph.


9 posted on 04/06/2010 1:40:22 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Alfred E. Neuman for President! Oh, wait a minute ...)
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To: VeniVidiVici

>>An 18’ pontoon boat can go about 5mph.

yeah, that’s a little one. There’s a 25ish footer at the Marina where our boat is that has dual 175 Johnsons on it. I bet it’ll do 35-40


10 posted on 04/06/2010 1:44:58 PM PDT by Malsua
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To: subterfuge

alcohol?


11 posted on 04/06/2010 1:46:16 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (Just say NO to RINOs. (FUBO))
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
>"I know I shouldnt laugh but this is hilarious!"

Some people just need extra adult supervision.


12 posted on 04/06/2010 1:46:20 PM PDT by scoobysnak71 (I'm light skinned with no negro dialect. Could you milk me?)
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To: VeniVidiVici

That depends on the engine. It might go 40 mph.


13 posted on 04/06/2010 1:47:21 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Used to be that way...but as with everything man is involved with, they have to have speed. We now have tri-toons whizzing up and down the lake we live on well in excess of 5 miles per hours. Ours is 24 ft and will go 24 or so miles per hour. I hate to think what those beasts are doing.


14 posted on 04/06/2010 1:49:10 PM PDT by dubyagee (Thrilled to be here...)
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To: nickcarraway

Lake Holden is about a quarter mile from where my folks live. My brother was even mayor and on the city council of a small city nearby.


16 posted on 04/06/2010 1:51:18 PM PDT by Rockingham
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Deputies said the driver of the pontoon boat was friends with the victim.

Well, he did ask his friend to drop in sometime.

17 posted on 04/06/2010 1:55:20 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: Malsua; thackney; dubyagee

LOL! Not sure why anyone would want to go 40mph in a pontoon boat. Though it would be the perfect cover to smuggle drugs ;-)


18 posted on 04/06/2010 1:57:24 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Alfred E. Neuman for President! Oh, wait a minute ...)
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To: VeniVidiVici

I wouldn’t either. But many will ski behind them at a lot more than 5.


19 posted on 04/06/2010 1:59:19 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: nickcarraway
Deputies said the driver of the pontoon boat was friends with the victim.

With friends lke that...

20 posted on 04/06/2010 2:01:13 PM PDT by JimRed (To water the Tree of Liberty is to excise a cancer before it kills us. TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Well, you beat me to it!


21 posted on 04/06/2010 2:05:34 PM PDT by calex59
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How in the world did this happen? Pontoon boats don’t go that fast


22 posted on 04/06/2010 2:17:44 PM PDT by camerongood210
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To: nickcarraway

well, if this is a BOAT/US insurance claim, I’d like to see how it goes!


23 posted on 04/06/2010 2:26:26 PM PDT by silverleaf (Karl Marx was NOT one of America's Founding Fathers)
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To: subterfuge
And don't forget the safety lanyard that goes to the kill switch... Mandatory on PWC.... Of course if you tie it to the handlebars instead of your life vest... Oh well
24 posted on 04/06/2010 2:34:10 PM PDT by Waverunner ( "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too." Voltaire)
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To: nickcarraway
Another "hold-mah-beerah" moment out on the water.


25 posted on 04/06/2010 2:41:32 PM PDT by Daffynition ( In the span of one man's lifetime, only the individual has any potential - not the collective.)
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To: subterfuge
Unless there is more to the story.

was he(pontoon pete) by himself...did pontoon pete get sleepy?....

26 posted on 04/06/2010 2:41:59 PM PDT by OBXWanderer
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To: Joe Boucher
alcohol?

I'd say that's a pretty good guess.

27 posted on 04/07/2010 7:15:01 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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