Monday, June 12, 2006

Boy dies in 'fluke' airboat accident

GENEVA -- Young Vincent Rutowski was enjoying a unique Florida thrill Friday morning tucked between his parents as they roared down the St. Johns River on an airboat.

As the pilot slowed to maneuver the 3,000-pound vessel across a muddy shoal, however, the joy ride turned to tragedy. The boat snagged on the bottom, pitching the 7-year-old forward and over the left side of the boat.

Photo: The airboat


Some are calling this one a “fluke”.


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