Several injured after speedboat colli...

Several injured after speedboat collision

There are 351 comments on the Newsday story from Aug 24, 2008, titled Several injured after speedboat collision. In it, Newsday reports that:

A speedboat flipped over after an apparent collision during the "Battle on the Bay" race in the waters of Great South Bay off Patchogue on Sunday afternoon, several witnesses said.

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Mike Hock

United States

#450 Sep 2, 2008
Michelle Palin wrote:
The harmful, malicious and careless attitudes of the Medford and Patchogue Volunteer Fire people are criminal. I also think we need paid professional members. The trash Volunteer rescue personnel we have now are killing out local towns. You budgets are unrealistic and with out the proper training like the FDNY members will put residents in danger. It is a good think we very rarely have fires or need a real rescue
Once again, this fargin icehole with the Holtsville ISP is spewing more bile on this thread, refusing to let it die. Its like dealing with a retarded child.

“Here for the party”

Since: Jul 08

Slappy New Year!

#451 Sep 2, 2008
Michelle Palin wrote:
My comments are being directed at the Medford VF and Patchogue VF. Why do I always see the Patchogue & Medford trucks and cars in the parking lot of Bars ?
If you drinking in a bar should you be on duty ? I am guessing this is becuase of the Trailer park mentality the VF have.
Okay crazy boy, exactly when were you kicked out of the volunteer fire department?

Glastonbury, CT

#452 Sep 2, 2008
This is another blow to those of us who believe sex is a sacrament for marriage only.

It's ok that Bristol Palin should have this kid, who will be raised by her rich parents, but its a terrible role model for millions of teenaged girls who might think that babies having babies out of wedlock does ANYONE ANY GOOD!

I have a teenaged daughter and I pray that this doesn't influence her decisions in any way.

Its the whole Brittney Spears sister thing again. When will they learn? When will it end?

United States

#453 Sep 2, 2008
Drinking costs so many lives on the highways and waterways. It a shame people can't drink responsibly.
Eye In The Sky

Dearborn, MI

#454 Sep 3, 2008
There are some very amazing accusations being posted here and as it has been said, no one here is anonymous. I know there are laws against impersonating an officer. If a Fire Official falls under that law, some people here could be getting a knock on their door.

As far as what it looked like from land, I went through many photos I had taken on Sat & Sun and have yet to find any Volunteer doing anything they are being accused of here. As far as the accident itself, and people complaining that no one got to the boat soon enough? Well here are the facts. From the time the boat came to a stop to the time both of the crew were in the hospital: Total time 16 minutes !
I have reviewed all of my times stamps as well as other photographers times on the scene. USCG were 1st in the water and to the boat following the Diver that deployed from the chopper I was in. All within a minutes time. Many other departments arrived on the scene as well. This is all well documented with all of the photos I had shot from the chopper. Remember, this was a mile or more offshore. We arrived instantly on the scene as we were flying up to turn 1 when the accident occurred. After getting on the scene, the Diver deployed in just 34 seconds. In less than 3 minutes the 1st of the crew was out of the boat and 34 seconds later the second of the crew was out of the boat. I congratulate everyone of those personel who assisted. That was an incredible response time! It does appear both had died from the impact and the personel had done all they could do to save them.
Photos may be viewed here:

Out of respect to the family, the racing organization and the law enforcement, the photos from the accident are not available for public viewing. So please do not ask for the password to access. Thank you.

United States

#455 Sep 3, 2008
Another cover-up what else is new. Except people don't believe what they read and are told anymore. Why would we want to look at any photo's. They don't tell the truth in this age as well. Also if you think you can find anyone on this board well I won't even reply to that nonsense.

Omaha, NE

#457 Sep 3, 2008
So the idiot from Holtsville continues.

As for zone, one of the challenges of the internet is to be able to ascertain what is likely to be true and what is not.

Seems like some of the readers here are no better at doing that than they are at electing quality leaders.

Omaha, NE

#458 Sep 3, 2008
Hey Holtsville, why not at least get off your fat ass and go find a computer at a library somewhere.

Does the Sachem library computer also return to Holtsville? If you are having fun pretending to be many people, at least try to make a few of them actually literate.

Charlotte, NC

#459 Sep 3, 2008
lol wrote:
So the idiot from Holtsville continues.
As for zone, one of the challenges of the internet is to be able to ascertain what is likely to be true and what is not.
Seems like some of the readers here are no better at doing that than they are at electing quality leaders.
One must first have a quality candidate.
Paul Pontieri

Bronx, NY

#460 Sep 14, 2008
Yes there was some drinking at the sceen by Patchogue & medford Fire Rescue.

We give a little courtisy to these volly becuase they volunteer there time. We were only there as stand bya nd it was ok to drink a few beers. No law was broken by vollys drinking at events.

Levittown, NY

#461 Sep 15, 2008
Why do people have do drink so much at these boat races? Can't they enjoy life without tremendous amounts of alcohol.

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