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Old 11-29-2019, 09:16 PM   #1
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Unhappy Pray for Spearo Carter Viss - struck by boat off Palm Beach 11-29-19

I hope Carter pulls through this ordeal. Say a prayer for his recovery.

Diver who lost arm after boat ran him over ‘critical,’ mom says - South Florida Sun-Sentinel 11-29-19

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/p...3hq-story.html

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Old 11-30-2019, 08:07 AM   #2
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Re: Pray for Spearo Carter Viss - struck by boat off Palm Beach 11-29-19

That's horrible. I def am pulling for him.
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Old 11-30-2019, 08:58 AM   #3
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Re: Pray for Spearo Carter Viss - struck by boat off Palm Beach 11-29-19

I have been going off that same area for years. The day before the accident my son and I were out there.

There are buoys/moorings marking reefs for divers and fisherman all over that area in 12-22 ft of water. I wonder how far offshore the boat was driving along the beach.
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Old 12-01-2019, 07:29 AM   #4
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Re: Pray for Spearo Carter Viss - struck by boat off Palm Beach 11-29-19

That sucks.
Keep drilling into my son watch out for boats, more to the point listen for boats. Don't expect them to see you.
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Old 12-01-2019, 10:39 AM   #5
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I have been going off that same area for years. The day before the accident my son and I were out there.

There are buoys/moorings marking reefs for divers and fisherman all over that area in 12-22 ft of water. I wonder how far offshore the boat was driving along the beach.
I was offshore last night cruising at 15 knots south from Jupiter Inlet back down to my home port inside Palm Beach Inlet after sight-seeing cruising up the intracoastal with my daughter and her boyfriend. I was thinking that with President Trump in residence with flashing blue and red lights seen offshore, the Coast Guard and Secret Service probably have special radar tracking in place for approaching vessels surrounding the President. Since Carter's incident happened during the Trump Thanksgiving week residency at Mar-A-Lago which is very near the Breakers Resort accident site, they very well may have interesting data points as to your question about the route of the 36 foot Yellowfin Vessel that should be preserved for future accident analysis.
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Old 12-01-2019, 02:35 PM   #6
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Re: Pray for Spearo Carter Viss - struck by boat off Palm Beach 11-29-19

I always wondered why there is no mandatory spped limit within a certain distance from the seashore.... like 5 knots within 500 yard... and minimum speed within 150.
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Old 12-05-2019, 09:09 PM   #7
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Re: Pray for Spearo Carter Viss - struck by boat off Palm Beach 11-29-19

Reports differ on whether Palm Beacher saw flags before hitting snorkeler - News - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL

https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/2...ting-snorkeler
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Re: Pray for Spearo Carter Viss - struck by boat off Palm Beach 11-29-19

Does it matter? Billionaire with alcohol and open containers, investigation still ongoing, still no charges. Imagine if Joe Plumber in his 19ft crap boat did this instead. I hope you get better Viss.
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Glad I got the F outta Palm Beach. Godspeed Viss
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Does it matter? Billionaire with alcohol and open containers, investigation still ongoing, still no charges. Imagine if Joe Plumber in his 19ft crap boat did this instead. I hope you get better Viss.
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So, here we go again ... Same thing happened a few years ago.
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Old 12-11-2019, 10:44 AM   #11
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Re: Pray for Spearo Carter Viss - struck by boat off Palm Beach 11-29-19

Sad story. Gut wrenching blog his family has put up about his recovery. Extensive injuries to both legs arms and lots of surgeries and unknowns still. He is a fighter that's for sure. I think the GoFundme Page is nice and all but the boat operator and family need to step up and assist this guy and his family during this long recovery process.
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The attorneys for this case contacted my boss to interpret the GPS data. I encouraged him to decline.
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