Major injuries sustained in boat crash

Full story: Lake County Record-Bee

Lake County Sheriff's Department Marine Patrol is continuing its investigation of a boating accident that occurred Tuesday evening in the Glenhaven area.
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citizen

San Leandro, CA

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Jul 22, 2010
 
here's hoping nobody was sitting on the dock with a beer, Hopkins will have them up on charges!
Pigs Fly

Kelseyville, CA

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#3
Jul 22, 2010
 
We need to ban boats on Clear Lake.

Pigs and Sierra Club agree, no more trips to the ER and worst.

Save the Clear Lake Bass, ban fishing and boats.
Resident of Clearlake

Kelseyville, CA

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#4
Jul 22, 2010
 
OMG not another drunk in a sailboat????
Koalabear2525

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#5
Jul 22, 2010
 
got to get blinking lights on the dock. hope the guy was not drunk . no more drunk boat drivers . did he have a vest on ? how come it is clear lake and not green stinkie lake and smelly lake ? how come over on Clearlake Oaks side ,you are lucky if you get your boat out of all that green stuff.
samiam

Clearlake, CA

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#7
Jul 22, 2010
 
When will all this cell phone madness end.

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Jul 22, 2010
 
Greeb attack is my guess, I hear if 15 or 20 of em get together they can up-end a Boston Whaler!
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Clearlake, CA

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#9
Jul 22, 2010
 
Will Jon Hopkins be filing charges against the rock wall or the boat?

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#10
Jul 22, 2010
 
I think the dock was high! The article said it was suspended on cables above the pilings, very odd behavior for a dock. I think the rock wall was 'stoned' as well!
Rkm

Williams, CA

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#11
Jul 22, 2010
 
With Ostini doing the investigation you never Know who will be at fault . At least he now knows boats belong in the water .

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#12
Jul 22, 2010
 
Rkm wrote:
With Ostini doing the investigation you never Know who will be at fault . At least he now knows boats belong in the water .
I am pretty sure it will be found to be the owner of the dock's fault, what sort of crazy person would put somthing out off the shore and obstruct the view of a rock wall laying in wait for an unsuspecting boater! Should be laws against such things when you can walk on the algae to get to your boat!
wrong john

El Sobrante, CA

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Jul 22, 2010
 
What kind of idiot is running a boat at speed so close to shore as to hit any kind of dock ?
samiam

Clearlake, CA

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Jul 23, 2010
 
wrong john wrote:
What kind of idiot is running a boat at speed so close to shore as to hit any kind of dock ?
Well that's not a very nice thing to say.

Since: Jun 08

Clearlake, Ca

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Jul 23, 2010
 
un-Americian wrote:
I think the dock was high! The article said it was suspended on cables above the pilings, very odd behavior for a dock. I think the rock wall was 'stoned' as well!
ROFLMAO!!!!

Whew.... thanks for that, I so needed to laugh!
rdn

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Jul 24, 2010
 
wrong john wrote:
What kind of idiot is running a boat at speed so close to shore as to hit any kind of dock ?
gee did he have his running lights on
rdn

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#17
Jul 24, 2010
 
probably one of weber's sailing buddies. stay off of clear lake if you dont know how to sail. go to s.f bay and collide with tanker instead

Since: Jul 08

Nice,California

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Jul 24, 2010
 
un-Americian wrote:
I think the dock was high! The article said it was suspended on cables above the pilings, very odd behavior for a dock. I think the rock wall was 'stoned' as well!
OMG!!
Word has it that "rock wall" was seen having cocktails at "Alfredo's". If Mr Wall needs any legal advice he might want to contact Morgan Jack for a consultation regarding his defense issues.
Surprised newcomer

Clearlake, CA

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#19
Jul 24, 2010
 
Do people really think these jokes are funny? They are super cheesy, at best. Wow...is this a sample of the local humor?
Donna Christopher

Kelseyville, CA

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#20
Jul 24, 2010
 
Surprised newcomer - had you been here over the last 4 years - you'd know this is really good humor directed at really bad local leadership. On the upside - the road you took to move here also has an adjacent lane that leads out. Lake County is truly a most singular place to live.
Brad King - kville

San Francisco, CA

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#21
Jul 24, 2010
 
Surprised newcomer wrote:
Do people really think these jokes are funny? They are super cheesy, at best. Wow...is this a sample of the local humor?
Yes, it is par for the course. Regardless of this being a marine episode, there are immediate reactions and conjecture to any accident, land /sea / air, and to the mental state of the subjects and / or the political situation of the last 1000 years. It's our online version of Mystery Science Theater with some awful writers, grammar and spelling (mea culpa quoque), but you can still put your feet up and throw popcorn at the screen.

The comments are particularly pathetic when real tragedy strikes - something this article seems to indicate.
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My own usual feeling is: there, but for the grace ... at least until we get some real facts and can maybe learn, or realize they truly were at fault.

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Jul 24, 2010
 
. Start out going NORTH on SCHULZ AVE toward AUSTIN DR/AUSTIN AVE. 0.1 mi Map | Avoid


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9. Turn RIGHT onto E PERKINS ST. 0.5 mi Map | Avoid


10. Turn RIGHT onto N MAIN ST. 0.0 mi Map | Avoid


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