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Do not swim after a dead or stranded boat
« on: May 24, 2008, 09:52:52 »
A sad day here in the boating world!! A fellow boater swam out to get
his boat back and drowned.  I know this easy to say but its true
our toy boats cost nothing compared to our lives!!!
 My heart goes out to his family and friends
May 21, 2008
  Officials say a man drowned in a lake at Virginia Beach's Mount Trashmore Tuesday. He was trying to retrieve a toy boat that had gotten stuck in the water
The victim has been identified as 31-year-old Frank Perez of Virginia Beach. His body was retrieved from the lake early Wednesday morning.
Witnesses tell police he went into the lake around 8 p.m. Tuesday trying to retrieve a motorized toy boat. Police say at least one person tried to rescue him and another called 911 when he didn't resurface.
Boat and dive teams searched for the man but were unsuccessful.
 his body was later found.

 he is a member of r/c group
« Last Edit: May 24, 2008, 09:57:32 by bigford »
more boats then money


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Re: Do not swim after a dead or stranded boat
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2008, 14:16:41 »
Very. very sad Bigford.

Thanks for putting that news on here, its a reminder to all of us to take care.

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