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Three killed and 1 serious when boat crashes and goes up shore 150 feet, and no one comments? Happened Sunday nite in NY. On TV and web news
 

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I don't get the NY stations from my bunny ears.

What type of boat was it? Got a link to the web stories?
 

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found this... very sad.

Boat plows onto NY marshland; 3 dead, 4 injured
By CRISTIAN SALAZAR (AP) – 16 hours ago

NEW YORK — A powerboat navigating a channel in an area dotted with boggy salt marshes ran aground off Long Island, killing three people and seriously injuring four others, authorities said.

The 40-foot speedboat plowed onto marshland on a moonlit Sunday night off the island's southern shore, just south of the hamlet of Wantagh, authorities said.

The boat's captain, 65-year-old George Canni, was thrown off the craft and pronounced dead by rescuers when they arrived. His 46-year-old wife, Theresa Maniaci-Canni, and 50-year-old Joseph Sugamele also died in the crash, according to Nassau County police.

Capt. Joe Frohnhoefer, the founder of SeaTow, a marine assistance organization with headquarters in Southold, said one of its boats was the first to arrive at the crash site, near a bridge on a parkway that leads south to Jones Beach.

The boat was about 150 feet from the water, Frohnhoefer said.

"To hit the marsh and run up on top of it like that, you would have to be going at a pretty good rate of speed," Nassau County police Det. Lt. Kevin Smith told Newsday in Monday editions.

Smith said he did not know how fast the boat was going.

The Nassau County Police Department said officers responded to the accident at around 7 p.m., along with the U.S. Coast Guard, Wantagh Fire Department and the New York City Police Department. At least two people were airlifted to nearby hospitals, according to the Coast Guard. Police did not identify the survivors.

Frohnhoefer said he has seen four similar accidents, usually occurring when boats run up on sandbars while trying to navigate the complex network of channels and bays.

"It's a lack of knowledge, a lack of boating knowledge," he said.

Frohnhoefer said it was too early to speculate on a cause of the crash.
 

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and this.....

3 killed in boat crash off New York’s Wantagh Parkway!
October 6, 2009 (NewYorkInjuryNews.com - Long Island, Personal Injury Accidents)

Legal news for New York personal injury lawyers- A 40-foot speed boat crash killed 3 passengers and severely injured 4.

NYPD and the Coast Guard responded to the New York boating accident that injured 4 and killed 3.

Wantagh, NY (NewYorkInjuryNews.com) – A boat crashed on an island near the Wantagh Parkway on Sunday after the captain attempted to navigate the boat through the channel in the dark, announced Newsday.

Four people are in critical condition while three other passengers were killed, when the boat crashed in the marshy land on the east side of the Bridge located on Island Creek. The Hustler brand vessel was speeding through the narrow channel when it hit the island. The force of the crash catapulted all of the seven passengers out of the power boat, reported the Nassau County police.

The Coast Guard, New York Police Department (NYPD) and other rescue officials reported to the scene to pick up the surviving victims of the boating accident. Emergency medical services (EMS) arrived to transport the injured. Two of the passengers were picked up via trauma helicopter to be taken immediately for medical treatment.

Officials determined that speed was more than likely a major factor in the crash. The boat had climbed up into the shore more than 100 feet away from the water. Wantagh Park authorities did report that there was not a defined speed limit posted for boaters. The captain of the boat was declared dead at the scene of the crash. Officials determined that he was in his late 60s.

A passenger in the crash was also declared dead by medical officials at the Nassau University Medical Center, located in East Meadow. A female passenger, transported by area emergency medical services (EMS) crews to another nearby hospital, and was declared dead shortly after arriving.

Medical officials announced that the other surviving passengers— one female and two male— were in life threatening condition at the Nassau University Medical Center. The names of the victims have not been released as of yet. Police identified the owner of the boat to be Theresa Maniaci, of Copiague. Police were not certain if she was a passenger on board the boat at the time of the crash.
 

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The 40' Hustler had diesel power , so max speed couldn't have been more than 60-65 mph. However going aground at that speed or even at 40 would explain why the occupants tossed out onto the marshland.I don't get it why going that fast in the dark the first place.None of them wore life jackets but tossed on land didn't need them :|err
 

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The 40-foot speedboat plowed onto marshland on a moonlit Sunday night off the island's southern shore, just south of the hamlet of Wantagh, authorities said.


The boat was about 150 feet from the water, Frohnhoefer said.



Frohnhoefer said he has seen four similar accidents, usually occurring when boats run up on sandbars while trying to navigate the complex network of channels and bays.

"It's a lack of knowledge, a lack of boating knowledge," he said.

Frohnhoefer said it was too early to speculate on a cause of the crash.
Sounds like a real mystery to me... the only thing missing is "alcohol may have been a factor..." ;)

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3 killed in boat crash off New York’s Wantagh Parkway!
October 6, 2009 (NewYorkInjuryNews.com - Long Island, Personal Injury Accidents)

Legal news for New York personal injury lawyers- A 40-foot speed boat crash killed 3 passengers and severely injured 4.
Now that's just fuqin' disgusting... Like those injury sharks need help sniffing out the blood in the water... sorry for the bad pun...
 

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Tragic loss of life..."The last boat ride of the season" to boot!

It seems that speculators just cannot be patient. "They" are quick to blame speed, but how about a steering failure?

Godspeed to those who are gone, and prayers for comfort to those who remain.
 

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Alcohol could be a factor. Speed could be a factor. But more than anything I would say that stupidity was the main culprit. :)bulb
 
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