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MN Good Samaritans save boaters in 2 separate Circle of Death Accidents

Good Samaritans in Minnesota have came to the rescue in at least two different Circle of Death boating accidents so far this year. Neighbors were recently honored for saving Lora Sweet, 51, and Timothy Bahama, 48, both of Brainerd Minnesota from a 15 April 2016 Circle of Death accident on Rice Lake. They were in […]

Vermeer OPS: supplemental kill switch technology

Kill switch preventable accident after kill switch preventable accident is stacking up this summer. It is long past time for the industry to investigate alternative methods to prevent Circle of Death accidents. Outboard powered recreational boats from which an operator has been ejected, circle repeatedly striking those in the water. This post opens with a […]

Mercury Marine Tells Court the McGarrigil Accident is the First One Involving Mercury Tiller Steered Outboards

In McGarrigle v. Mercury Marine, a propeller / kill switch case, Mercury Marine claims John McGarrigle is the the first person NOT using a kill switch to be injured by a Mercury Marine tiller steered outboard. We find that hard to believe, but before we can prove them wrong, we need to determine exactly what […]