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San Quentin inmates pull boating victims from bay
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/20/2011 | Henry K. Lee

Posted on 04/20/2011 1:57:07 PM PDT by GSWarrior

San Quentin inmates helped rescue a man and woman early today whose boat had capsized near the state prison, but the man was pronounced dead at a hospital, authorities said.

The two left a dock on Corte Madera Creek in a 14-foot motorboat at about 10 p.m. Tuesday. Their boat soon developed engine trouble while on San Francisco Bay, authorities said.

At least one of the two had been drinking, Marin County sheriff's deputies believe, and the man was not wearing a life vest. As he tried to restart the engine, he fell overboard, then tipped over the boat when he tried to climb back aboard, said sheriff's Lt. Barry Heying.

The two drifted toward the state prison, where an employee on an observation deck heard faint sounds coming from the bay at about 1 a.m.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: california; inmates; prisons

1 posted on 04/20/2011 1:57:11 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior
In thanks, extra helpings of mystery meat chili on tonight's dinner plates.
2 posted on 04/20/2011 2:03:24 PM PDT by JPG ("Mr. President, GAME ON." - Sarah Palin)
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To: GSWarrior
That bay is no place for a 14' boat and a couple of tourist.

Stupid is as Stupid does.

3 posted on 04/20/2011 2:19:59 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: GSWarrior

Good for them, something positive they did with their lives they can reflect on. Better for them than many days staring at the wall.


4 posted on 04/20/2011 2:28:29 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: TexasCajun

I wonder if they were trying to break into prison.


5 posted on 04/20/2011 2:36:33 PM PDT by GSWarrior (Nothing changes if nothing changes.)
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To: GSWarrior

Sounds like that couple made a lot of bad decisions that nite

Been dragging the lake here for three days for a guy that got thrown out of his boat Sunday...Mt Juliet,Tn


6 posted on 04/20/2011 2:38:07 PM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: JPG

Or mixed into their confinement loaf.


7 posted on 04/20/2011 2:51:23 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: GSWarrior
Hold my rear meets hold my beer.

8 posted on 04/20/2011 2:58:57 PM PDT by I see my hands (Embrace misanthropy)
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