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Anyone hear about the guy that jumped off a boat that he was piloting, while in gear (at idle), leaving a few people on board that knew NOTHING about piloting a boat? This happened last night at the mouth of the clinton river at sunset. Apparently he wanted to leave the boat, go to the rock island and take a nap. The Sheriff got him off the island and another person from our tournament got on board the moving boat to pilot it back.

Everyone on board the boat were obviously drunk.

Kudos to Rip-n-Lips for saving the day! LOL

FYI there were some nice bikini's onboard that vessel too. SO nice that I didnt realize what was going on or that my buddy jumped aboard and was piloting the boat
 

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LOL,

Well i seen these two very good looking females, 21 non the less, and were crying and talking about 911. They flagged my fishing partner and I down saying that they had no idea how to operate the boat so i willing jumped on bord. Who wouldnt? So then I asked them why the boat was out here (still in gear but keyed turned off) if no even knew how to drive it. Well I guess the boater was so oblivisously drunk he decided to take a swim and leave his buddy and their girls stranded. BTW, his buddie never took his head out of the sink durning this whole ore deal.

They made it sound like he was on land, so i told them i would dock their boat at Harley Ensign and after the tournament i would gladly drive the boat over to beacon Cove. But they kept on talking about this moron who aboandon ship. So i asked where he was and then they say he is still in the water. WTF. I whipped the boat around and by that time the Sherifs were all ready on that rock island and had him in cuffs.

So I pulled out to deeper water and let them approach me. Then these girls play the I dont know him card. Serriously!?!?! The sherif told me to pull up to their dock and i did so willingly. Then they start asking me questions as if i was involved in this situation. I had to tell them several times "look... I was fishing a freaking tournament! I shouldnt even be on this vessel." then the finaly relized. They got my number and information and I was free to go. I dont know what happend to the peeps on bored or what happend to the vessel.

So thats the story, i didnt get any numbers but the police sure got mine


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I used to have co-worker that used to do the same thing all the time. He'd take a large group of people from work out on his boat at night & get wasted. While we'd be cruising up the channel or even across the lake, he'd just get up, run to the back of the boat & jump off. While it was running! After the 2nd time he did that I refused to go on his boat again. I didn't want to be there the night he didn't come back up. It wasn't long before no-one from work would go with him any more, they didn't know how to drive a boat. That was just crazy! It was pitch black out & we'd be hollering for him & praying he'd answer.

I always thought that's the way he'd go, but he ended up losing his boat back to the bank, & passed away from cancer years later.
 

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QUOTE(Jazzy @ Sep 2 2009, 10:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>he'd just get up, run to the back of the boat & jump off. While it was running!
I had a friend do that to me once. Might sound screwed up but I was more angry with my passengers than the person that jumped off the back of the boat. I'm driving the boat and one of my passengers said "Jay, So and So just jumped off of the boat." I said "Where's he at?"
They said "I don't know?" I tweaked and yelled at them to always keep your eyes on the jumper.
 

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QUOTE(Jazzy @ Sep 2 2009, 10:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I used to have co-worker that used to do the same thing all the time. He'd take a large group of people from work out on his boat at night & get wasted. While we'd be cruising up the channel or even across the lake, he'd just get up, run to the back of the boat & jump off. While it was running! After the 2nd time he did that I refused to go on his boat again. I didn't want to be there the night he didn't come back up. It wasn't long before no-one from work would go with him any more, they didn't know how to drive a boat. That was just crazy! It was pitch black out & we'd be hollering for him & praying he'd answer.

I always thought that's the way he'd go, but he ended up losing his boat back to the bank, & passed away from cancer years later.

so if no one knew how to drive the boat how did the owner get back on the boat????
 

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QUOTE(fit chick @ Sep 2 2009, 11:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>so if no one knew how to drive the boat how did the owner get back on the boat????

The couple times I went, I stopped the boat. I jumped up, pulled the throttles back, put it in neutral & we called him til he answered. The 1st time he swam back to the boat, the 2nd time was by Grass Island & I had to idle back near where his voice was. That was the last time I went! No-one else really wanted to go again after that night. The ones that did said he just went to bed on the boat when they left the bar & they were stuck until he woke up in the morning or called for rides. Not my idea of fun!

He did it to his friends that are boaters too. Just an accident waiting to happen. It's a miracle it never did.
 

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i have no idea what kind of boat it was. a biggger boat compared to our bass boats. prob a 26 footer or a lil bigger. seems like a good time frame considering this went down at 8:30
 
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