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Old 01-28-2023, 01:58 PM   #1
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Have yíall heard about the 18 year young man missing in POC ? From what I understand he was running a boat in the ICW between Charlieís and the Sanctuary. Report I heard was he ran into a barge and went overboard and had not surfaced . Happened yesterday evening or last night sometime.
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Old 01-28-2023, 02:25 PM   #2
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Old 01-28-2023, 02:27 PM   #3
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story i heard was they were out of gas waiting for tow boat...tow boat showed up in time to see them get crushed by barge. tow boat driver was able to pull one out. horrible
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Old 01-28-2023, 03:02 PM   #4
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story i heard was they were out of gas waiting for tow boat...tow boat showed up in time to see them get crushed by barge. tow boat driver was able to pull one out. horrible


Oh wow thatís horrible
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Old 01-28-2023, 03:25 PM   #5
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story i heard was they were out of gas waiting for tow boat...tow boat showed up in time to see them get crushed by barge. tow boat driver was able to pull one out. horrible

Man thatís sad .
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Old 01-29-2023, 06:18 AM   #6
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story i heard was they were out of gas waiting for tow boat...tow boat showed up in time to see them get crushed by barge. tow boat driver was able to pull one out. horrible

I have been following this from the start but this is first time I heard this. Makes more sense now

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Old 01-28-2023, 03:01 PM   #7
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Sad deal.
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Old 01-28-2023, 03:27 PM   #8
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Prayers up for the family.
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Old 01-28-2023, 03:44 PM   #9
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Old 01-28-2023, 04:22 PM   #10
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Yes been following, very sad indeed
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Old 01-28-2023, 04:29 PM   #11
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I didnít know about the second kid until this post . Will be definitely praying for them .
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Old 01-28-2023, 05:05 PM   #12
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Old 01-28-2023, 05:08 PM   #13
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Very sad! Prayers sent
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Old 01-28-2023, 05:12 PM   #14
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Old 01-28-2023, 05:15 PM   #15
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That's some scary stuff. My buddy's son got run over by a barge at the land cut several years ago. Nobody was injured thankfully.
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Old 01-28-2023, 05:34 PM   #16
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Went out of Seadrift today on a duck hunt. Passed very near the site this AM. Several vessels searching in the dark. Our guide told us what happened. Sobering and a very sad deal.
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Old 01-28-2023, 07:00 PM   #17
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So sad. Prayer sent for that young man
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Old 01-28-2023, 07:05 PM   #18
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Old 01-28-2023, 08:03 PM   #19
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Terrible accident
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Old 01-28-2023, 08:43 PM   #20
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Man, terrible. Prayers for their families and the survivor.


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Old 01-28-2023, 09:48 PM   #21
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Prayers for all families and search crews.
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Old 01-28-2023, 09:55 PM   #22
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Terrible. I guess they did not see the barge in the dark. Very bad luck for sure.
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Old 01-28-2023, 10:06 PM   #23
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Terrible. I guess they did not see the barge in the dark. Very bad luck for sure.

From what Iím hearing the boat was out of fuel and they were drifting in the ICW . Barge ran them over .
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Old 01-28-2023, 10:18 PM   #24
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Old 01-28-2023, 10:20 PM   #25
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Old 01-29-2023, 06:46 AM   #26
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Old 01-29-2023, 06:55 AM   #27
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The search was called off last night at 6pm. TPW bringing advanced sonar in this morning. Praying for this family.
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Old 01-29-2023, 07:31 AM   #28
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Old 01-29-2023, 08:50 AM   #29
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Sad story, prayers up for all involved!
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Old 01-29-2023, 09:23 AM   #30
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Continued prayers for both of the young men and their families…
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Old 01-29-2023, 01:35 PM   #31
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I have talked to family and friends in area. Was told it happened right at Sanctuary. If out of gas and waiting they wouldn’t be floating in middle of ICW. They said it was on a airboat. And airboats are really only on speed it seems. Wonder if they pulled out of Sanctuary and into the side of a barge- They are hard to see at night unless you are in front of behind- or could be one of those they navigated looking at GPS which is becoming common

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Old 01-29-2023, 03:11 PM   #32
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I have talked to family and friends in area. Was told it happened right at Sanctuary. If out of gas and waiting they wouldnít be floating in middle of ICW. They said it was on a airboat. And airboats are really only on speed it seems. Wonder if they pulled out of Sanctuary and into the side of a barge- They are hard to see at night unless you are in front of behind- or could be one of those they navigated looking at GPS which is becoming common

Those things are possible but Iím thinking if they were trying to make it back when they ran out of gas then it is possible they were floating in the middle of the ICW
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Old 01-29-2023, 03:39 PM   #33
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Very sad deal.. Praying for a miracle that they find this young man alive..
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Old 01-29-2023, 04:18 PM   #34
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I have talked to family and friends in area. Was told it happened right at Sanctuary. If out of gas and waiting they wouldnít be floating in middle of ICW. They said it was on a airboat. And airboats are really only on speed it seems. Wonder if they pulled out of Sanctuary and into the side of a barge- They are hard to see at night unless you are in front of behind- or could be one of those they navigated looking at GPS which is becoming common

I work on barges several times a month . Itís amazing how quiet those big jokers move through the water . I can definitely see how someone could run into one in dark . That area is notorious for having bad sea fog . Not sure if that was a factor or not . Very tragic accident.
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I work on barges several times a month . Itís amazing how quiet those big jokers move through the water . I can definitely see how someone could run into one in dark . That area is notorious for having bad sea fog . Not sure if that was a factor or not . Very tragic accident.
A buddy and I were slowly cruising down the ICW in Sargent one night after fishing till dark. I had my lights on and were just talking when I heard the sound of water slapping a metal hull. I looked back and maybe 10 yards behind us was a huge barge. I clocked the steering wheel to the left and shoved the throttle all the way down. We shot over to the far shoreline and then he lit us up with his spot light and horn. I don't think he saw us until we shot off to the left. If I didn't look back at that moment he would have crushed my 22 foot bay boat and us with it.
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Old 01-30-2023, 08:46 AM   #36
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A buddy and I were slowly cruising down the ICW in Sargent one night after fishing till dark. I had my lights on and were just talking when I heard the sound of water slapping a metal hull. I looked back and maybe 10 yards behind us was a huge barge. I clocked the steering wheel to the left and shoved the throttle all the way down. We shot over to the far shoreline and then he lit us up with his spot light and horn. I don't think he saw us until we shot off to the left. If I didn't look back at that moment he would have crushed my 22 foot bay boat and us with it.

Itís amazing how silent that move . Can sneak up on you fast .
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Whatever happened it is a horrible tragedy for young men that appear to been like most of us at that age
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Old 01-29-2023, 04:06 PM   #38
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Whatever happened it is a horrible tragedy for young men that appear to been like most of us at that age
Agree. I've been watching this closely... could have easily been anyone of us Salty guys at a young age.
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Agree. I've been watching this closely... could have easily been anyone of us Salty guys at a young age.
Absolutely. Iíve had more than my share of close calls running in the dark and have always been cautious/scared doing it. Prayers continue for all involved in this tragedy.
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Old 01-29-2023, 04:10 PM   #40
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Sad deal for sure. Praying for both boys.

Considering the other boyís injuries it would seem a fairly significant impact was made.


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Old 01-29-2023, 05:55 PM   #42
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I can tell you it is ABSOLUTELY possible to run an airboat under a barge parked along the edge of the ICW.

we did it heading to east matty one morning in the fog. To this day I don't know how we made it out from under it without the prop cage hitting it. I may have been 12 or 13 and can see the belly of that barge like it was last week

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I can tell you it is ABSOLUTELY possible to run an airboat under a barge parked along the edge of the ICW.

we did it heading to east matty one morning in the fog. To this day I don't know how we made it out from under it without the prop cage hitting it. I may have been 12 or 13 and can see the belly of that barge like it was last week

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Sad deal...prayers for the family.
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Anyone have an update? Found out this morning that he was dating the daughter to a girl I went to school with
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Anyone have an update? Found out this morning that he was dating the daughter to a girl I went to school with

The only thing I have heard is they found his hat . Hearing someone brought out their helicopter to help search today . Family or friends of the family have requested people with drones to come help . Waiting on coast guard or someone else to bring in sonar .I will probably hear more tomorrow. Few co-workers knows the family.
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From Hunter's mother 3 hours ago....


"We as a family are so incredibly grateful for everyone reaching out to volunteer their talents and time for bringing Hunter home. I will just let everyone know what the officials are letting us know as of 1/29/23. They are continuing their efforts with equipment that will be very beneficial in the search. They have expressed that extensive boat activity near where they are working might hinder this effort. So if you are in a boat and see the officials working that area, please steer clear until they are done with that area. As far as divers, it is a safety caution to just dive at will. It has been explained to us that if the officials pick up a target area they will send in their divers. We don’t want anyone to get hurt with the amount of traffic in the ICW and also run the risk of interfering with the officials. We will be very grateful for help once all of the officials efforts have been exhausted. We will let you know. Again thank you!"
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So very sad.
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Old 01-30-2023, 07:49 AM   #50
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