Tuesday, September 29, 2009
BILOXI — A shortcut cost boater Kevin Michael Reed his life.Reed, 24, was at home on the water. His father had taught him to pilot a boat, his friends say, when he was a small boy. He loved to fish from his 21-foot boat, a Kenner with an open console and T-top. He took it out almost every weekend. On Sunday he took four friends to Horn Island, where they grilled. Reed’s best friend, B.J. Rogers, said they headed back early. They planned to go kneeboarding on the Tchoutacabouffa River.