Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Charges unlikely in boat deaths

Investigators say they will recommend against filing criminal charges against Eric and Michelle Singleton, the parents whose children died when the family boat sank on Lake Yale. The children were not wearing life jackets. "In my estimation, it would be adding insult to their injury in this case," said Lt. Don McMillen, supervising investigator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

This is a terrible case and it seems the authorities are making the right decision. The parents will suffer enough.


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.

More than 700 fall sick on cruise ship

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - More than 700 passengers and crew members aboard a trans-Atlantic cruise have fallen ill with flu-like symptoms, cruise line officials said. Dwayne

Monday, November 13, 2006

Fishing trip hooks nothing but trouble

Two men spent part of Thursday morning stranded on a buoy in chilly Escambia Bay waters.Gary Brown, 51, of Gulf Breeze, and Kenny Powell, 50, of Pensacola, were found shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday by a Coast Guard helicopter as one of them waved a shirt as an SOS. Brown was the boat captain. Both men were well, officials said.

Children Missing After Boat Crash

Two children in Lake County, Fla., were missing early Monday after a family of five crashed their boat and were thrown into the water, according to Local 6 News. Authorities said a man, his wife and three children, ages 2, 8 and 3 months, were boating on Lake Yale in the Eustis area Sunday night when the boat crashed and sank. After being thrown into the water, the father grabbed his 3-month-old and swam to shore to get help. When a neighbor went back to the scene, the mother was on shore but the two children were missing.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Developer Roland Rogers blames SELF for crash

By Rogers' account, he made three key errors:

Mistake No. 1: As he approached the pass, he was going too fast, about 25 mph.

Mistake No. 2: He left his Global Positioning System in the garage. He usually uses it to help him navigate.

Mistake No. 3: He left his spotlight in the glove compartment of the boat.


Personal Responsibility.