Mom, child rescued from waters in Flo...

Mom, child rescued from waters in Florida Keys!

There are 33 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from May 21, 2009, titled Mom, child rescued from waters in Florida Keys!. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

The Coast Guard says a woman and her young daughter were found in the waters off the Florida Keys this week, after they tried to swim to shore when their boat ran out of gas.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Ft Laud Bch Patrol

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#22 May 21, 2009
Beats having your airplane run out of gas.
Boca

Munford, AL

#23 May 21, 2009
John the Barber wrote:
Boaters, you've missed the key word....Bayliner. Not a boat designed for the ocean, a lake, canal or pond.
So that leaves us with the next question, how many idiots own a Bayliner in Key Colony?
Obama said he'd fix the economy so I could afford a bigger boat then a Bayliner!
Kae

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#24 May 21, 2009
Glad they are safe.... but no cell phone?
huh

Miami, FL

#25 May 21, 2009
Aunt Jemima wrote:
<quoted text>
Jim, take your meds and go to bed for eight years. When you wake up you might, if you're lucky, have anohter Republican retard as President. Somehow I doubt it, so be prepared for another eight years of a government actually doing something for the people who voted them in, and not the corporations who contributed to campaign coffers!
R U KIDDING!!!
Ike Turner

Pompano Beach, FL

#26 May 21, 2009
I hope they prosecute this whoore the same way they prosecute those who leave their kids trapped in empty cars.

Since: Jul 08

Hialeah, FL

#27 May 21, 2009
Sam Daman wrote:
Keywester has a more complete story;
" http://www.keysnet.com/212/story/104282.html&... ;
Thanks for posting. The story is a little more descriptive - but I can't grasp how they can say the mother and child went into the water in an attempt to swim to shore. The little girl is 2!!!!

The article also keeps saying "mother and daughter could not call for help, mother and daughter ran out of gas". This is all the mother's fault.

Stupidity to go boating without any communication at all.

Her required coast guard package should have had an anchor. Then she could have thrown out the anchor instead of drifting 20 miles.

Also should have had a flare kit to send a distress signal.

Hmmmmmm I wonder if they found the boat? Maybe they were illegals dropped off somewhere and the story is made up.
dave

Hollywood, FL

#28 May 21, 2009
what do you mean "bound" for their home, and "drifting" overnight? KCB IS in Marathon. There is no need to be anything more a 100-200 yards off the shore in most places to get around.

Since: Jul 08

Hialeah, FL

#29 May 21, 2009
Where is the boat?
Billy Bob

United States

#31 May 22, 2009
Didn't check the gas level before starting out!
seababe0

Brooksville, FL

#33 May 23, 2009
first of all, she's a drunk, 2ndly, the boat was borrowed from a neighbor and she obviously knows nothing about yachting, and lastly us locals here in Marathon think she should be prosecuted for child endangerment. She could have taken a cab home in 10 minutes for $5. Now also, bear in mind that the weather was ferocious earlier this week(heavy lightening storms) which is the only way she could have ended up NE of her departure when our prevailing winds are SE 90% of the time. She's an idiot and should let Dad take care of his daughter.
Boc

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#34 May 23, 2009
never leave the boat!!!!!!!!!
Whatever

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#35 May 24, 2009
That is without a doubt the DUMBEST thing any boater could do! NEVER LEAVE THE BOAT!
azgypsy

Mesa, AZ

#36 May 24, 2009
I guess she's never heard of checking the gas tank BEFORE she takes off in the boat. STUPID! STUPID! STUPID!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Marathon Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Anna &John King Apr 2 John 2
Homestead AFB (Dec '12) Mar 27 Ride Motorcycles 4
Big Pine Key Glass Works 1967-1972 (Mar '08) Mar '18 dwight pettit 52
Artifacts & Old bottles Mar '18 Tina 2
News Missing child alert issued for 14-year-old girl... Feb '18 asdf 1
Key Colony Beach Music Thread (Jun '17) Feb '18 Musikologist 2
News Alleged Puppy Mill Raided In Marathon (Jul '08) Feb '18 Bfeefb 26

Marathon Jobs

Personal Finance

Marathon Mortgages