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San Quentin inmates pull boating victims from bay
San Francisco Chronicle ^
| 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.
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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: california; inmates; prisons
posted on 04/20/2011 1:57:11 PM PDT
In thanks, extra helpings of mystery meat chili on tonight's dinner plates.
posted on 04/20/2011 2:03:24 PM PDT
("Mr. President, GAME ON." - Sarah Palin)
That bay is no place for a 14' boat and a couple of tourist.
Stupid is as Stupid does.
Good for them, something positive they did with their lives they can reflect on. Better for them than many days staring at the wall.
posted on 04/20/2011 2:28:29 PM PDT
(Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
I wonder if they were trying to break into prison.
posted on 04/20/2011 2:36:33 PM PDT
(Nothing changes if nothing changes.)
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
posted on 04/20/2011 2:38:07 PM PDT
by Harold Shea
(RVN `70 - `71)
Or mixed into their confinement loaf.
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)
Hold my rear meets hold my beer.
posted on 04/20/2011 2:58:57 PM PDT
by I see my hands
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