Archive for January 2017

Virginia Tech drone impact tests: dejavu boat propeller guard tests

Virginia Tech researchers have been studying ways to make drones safer, including simulating drones crashing into humans. Drones share air space with humans, just like boats share water space with humans. Virginia Tech released the video above on YouTube 6 January 2017. While recreational drones crashing into humans is relatively recent event, boats have been […]

State of Maryland files against boat rental operation in propeller fatality

9 year-old Kaden Frederick was on the bow of a rented pontoon boat Wednesday afternoon August 17, 2016 near Ocean City, Maryland. The pontoon boat was running about half speed as he dangled his legs over the bow. Three others sat on the bow beside him. We previously covered the accident. Kaden fell over the […]

Ejected from bass boat: kill switch saves them on VIDEO

Hunter Bland and Conner Young are members of the University of Florida Bass Fishing Team. Saturday January 14, 2017 Bland and Conner were fishing in the FLW bass tournament on Lake Seminole along Georgia’s border with Florida. It looks like the accident may have occurred shortly after blastoff as they are following a wake and […]