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#12375483 - 08/06/17 10:39 PM LOP deaths
Beast From The East Offline
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Registered: 08/18/09
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Loc: North East, TX
Two boys were killed yesterday and one is in critical condition after their sail boat hit the power line running across alley creek.

Does anyone know how they got a sail boat tall enough to hit a power line under the bridge?

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#12375495 - 08/06/17 10:48 PM Re: LOP deaths [Re: Beast From The East]
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I read on FB that this is the second such accident .
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#12375606 - 08/07/17 06:27 AM Re: LOP deaths [Re: Siberman]
Jaret Latta Offline
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How tall was the mast? I'm not sure I've ever seen a Transmission hung that low over water. Most likely 69 or 138kv. Sad deal and not something most people ever consider when enjoying the lake.

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#12375670 - 08/07/17 07:40 AM Re: LOP deaths [Re: Beast From The East]
jacks03 Offline
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Yeah that was a very sad deal.

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#12375684 - 08/07/17 07:53 AM Re: LOP deaths [Re: Beast From The East]
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That is terrible

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#12375741 - 08/07/17 08:27 AM Re: LOP deaths [Re: Beast From The East]
tsspencer2887 Offline
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I saw an article that said that it was a Hobiecat Catamaran. I looked at their website and they have some models with masts as tall as 30'.

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#12375755 - 08/07/17 08:33 AM Re: LOP deaths [Re: Beast From The East]
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My sympathy goes out to the families. Prayers sent.
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#12375795 - 08/07/17 09:00 AM Re: LOP deaths [Re: Beast From The East]
PondFish Offline
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Originally Posted By: Beast From The East
Two boys were killed yesterday and one is in critical condition after their sail boat hit the power line running across alley creek.

Does anyone know how they got a sail boat tall enough to hit a power line under the bridge?

News story



The masts on those are easily retractable. You don't need a ramp to launch a Catamaran just a small piece of the shores edge where you can get it off the trailer.

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#12375832 - 08/07/17 09:16 AM Re: LOP deaths [Re: Beast From The East]
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D*&^ that's some horrible news... :-( I have seen line and lures hanging on that low line but def didn't think it was powered.
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#12375867 - 08/07/17 09:38 AM Re: LOP deaths [Re: Beast From The East]
Jaret Latta Offline
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If they are that low I'm shocked the utility doesn't have them marked. I bet they do in the future...

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#12375955 - 08/07/17 10:28 AM Re: LOP deaths [Re: Jaret Latta]
RedEar12 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
If they are that low I'm shocked the utility doesn't have them marked. I bet they do in the future...


The ones on Hurricane Creek are marked, but I don't think the ones in Alley are marked. Those lines are further back in the creek very close to where the timber starts.

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#12375969 - 08/07/17 10:41 AM Re: LOP deaths [Re: Beast From The East]
bigbass94 Offline
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Such a terrible incident. Prayers sent.
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#12375975 - 08/07/17 10:44 AM Re: LOP deaths [Re: Beast From The East]
Sinkey Offline
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Sad deal indeed. Prayers to the families.
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#12376255 - 08/07/17 02:25 PM Re: LOP deaths [Re: Beast From The East]
Beast From The East Offline
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Registered: 08/18/09
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Loc: North East, TX
I just saw where the 11 year that was air lifted just passed away.

Prayers to all the families.

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#12376297 - 08/07/17 03:14 PM Re: LOP deaths [Re: Beast From The East]
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Prayers sent!
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