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    moment of silence



    last night at MT.TRASHMORE here in virginia beach somebody(havent released who yet) drowned swimming after a dead r/c boat...was watching the news and when they said that i first thought of my buddy who recently got a 1/8 scale miss lumar and has been going to trashmore everyday to run...i know he has no rescue boat so i have been calling and texting and not getting a response yet..my heart is hurting thinking about is it somebody i know or is it somebody i dont..either way he is a member of the r/c community and it affects us all..i will know more about it later...never,never,never swim after your boat...
    uh yeah..what was i saying???

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    RE: moment of silence

    Sad , it happens all too frequently
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    RE: moment of silence

    Sorry to hear about this.
    I found the story online already: http://www.examiner.com/a-1401949~Po..._toy_boat.html
    http://www.wavy.com/global/story.asp?s=8356517

    We can't stress enough that you should use a safe way of retrieving your boats and not swim after one, especially in cold water.
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    RE: moment of silence

    I'm truly sorry to report that the person was a member of this site, Frank Perez, screen name CADILLAC9176.
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    RE: moment of silence

    Today is a sad day indeed.

    our prayers goes out to his Family and Friends.

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    RE: moment of silence

    Truly a sad event

    My sympathy to his family and friends in this trying time.

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    RE: moment of silence

    Sorry to hear. My thought and prayers to the family
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    RE: moment of silence

    Thats horrible....it almost happened to me once, but I stayed strong and paddled in!!!!!!

    Stupid move (sorry to put it like that, but it is) My heart goes out to his family.......


    Never will I swim for a boat again....500-1000+ dollars is'nt worth it...........
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    RE: moment of silence

    I have been watching the news here and it is awful what happened and his family is devastated.

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    RE: moment of silence

    our prayers to his faimly ,please dont try this a recse boat is well worth it rye

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    RE: moment of silence

    may he rest in peace,,sad.
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    uh yeah..what was i saying???

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    RE: moment of silence

    sad dat for the rc boating community..............this calls for a 21 boat salute
    bones heal........chicks dig scars

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    RE: moment of silence

    Of course the news has to refer to it as a "TOY" boat, trivializing the whole story... truly sad.
    RIP Mr. Perez

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    RE: moment of silence

    our prayers to his family and may he rest in peace. A boat can be replaced put a human life cant. It's time for me to get a retrival boat. Harry we call our boat toys too,just big boy toys.

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    RE: moment of silence

    Don't worry about that even though I do agree with you. The media couldn't get a story right if it happened to them.
    First reports that he was in his early twenties when he was 31. Then they said that he was a non-swimmer when in fact, he could. With water conditions the way they were, being a swimmer or non-swimmer is really a non-issue.
    If we've learned anything at all from this incident is to think before doing something like this. The sanctioning bodies rules are there for a good reason and are worth following even if you're not at a race.
    Two years ago in Puerto Rico a child was swimming in a river when a boater lost control and the boat impaled the boy in the chest, killing him. A man in Hialeah, FL drowned while trying to get his dead boat back rowing an inflatable when others were still running. That non-swimmer drowned in front of his family when one boat hit the inflatable puncturing it.
    Make this man's loss of life mean something to you. Be careful out there, have fun and come home safely.
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    RE: moment of silence

    Harry they do the same thing with RC airplanes. Toy airplane. But Ron is right. We are lucky at Hansen Damn to have the life guards who are happy to go retrieve for you. If not. Kiss it good bye and your family when you get home. There's always another boat.

    I hope that he's at that big lake in the sky having the best time. I truly do.

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    RE: moment of silence

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    RE: moment of silence

    It is always sad to hear when someone loses their life doing what they enjoy. How many times do we knowingly use a tool incorrectly while building and/or repairing, just to get it done quickly? Then find our selfs rushing for a first aid kit, because we've poked or sliced our hand. It only take one mistake we can't get out of. My condolences go out to his family, friends and this community for loosing a fellow boater.

    Safe Boating To You All,

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    RE: moment of silence

    I carry a blow up raft and life jacket and a quick fill pump........just in case

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    RE: moment of silence

    Being from brisbane australia i find it a shock to hear someone has lost there life retrieving a boat [&o] best wishes go out to his family from all over the world.

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    RE: moment of silence

    A sad day this is indeed. Godspeed and my prayers to the family.

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    RE: moment of silence

    Such a shame,may peace go to his family. "RIP"

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    RE: moment of silence

    If I never hear of another model boat related drowning it will be too soon. []

    Unfortunately this hobby sees 2-3 boaters die each and every year trying to retrieve something they love. (there was one earlier this year already)

    Keep stories like this in mind whenever you help someone into the hobby. Let the tragidy of this poor guys death keep others from paying the ultimate price. Safety must come first.

    If you dont have a safe means of recovery - you are not ready to run your boat.
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