Thursday, November 16, 2006

Mechanical problem might have led to boating tragedy

Investigators found two mechanical "issues" Tuesday that may have helped doom a family fishing outing, while a heartbroken Eric Singleton returned to Lake Yale near Eustis to guide divers searching the murky waters for his son and daughter. One of the problems was a bad cable that affected a device used to dip the vessel's outboard motor into the water and control the motor's angle, said Kat Kelley, a spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The motor was stuck in the "up" position.

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