Rex Chambers passed 15 June 2019

We are sorry to learn of the passing of Rex Chambers, well known professional bass fisherman. He spoke out about outboard motors breaking off and flipping into boats after his May 2014 accident on Lake Wheeler in Alabama. In that accident, his 250 horsepower Mercury outboard came in on him and Danny Pettus. Both men […]

USCG Cutter Terrell Horne named for propeller victim

Terrell E. Horne III, age 34 in December 2012, was aboard a RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) from the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Halibut trying to interdict a 30 foot fishing boat off souther California when the fishing boat rammed them, he fell in, and was killed by a propeller. We covered the accident back then […]

Boni B. Blalack passed away 27 February 2015

On 27 February 2015, the world lost an inspiration to us all, Boni B. Blalack, 83, passed away in Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena California. We knew of her life as Boni Buehler, a beautiful young stewardess involved in the highest profile recreational boat propeller accident of all time back in 1953. We covered the […]

Marion Irving de Cruz passed from this life 18 May 2016: Emilo’s Mom

Marion Irving de Cruz lost a long battle with medical issues and passed from this life at her California home on Wednesday afternoon May 18, 2016. Know by many as a long time advocate for boat propeller safety, founder of SPIN (Stop Propeller Injuries Now, and by the boating industry as “one of those crazy […]

“Shine On” Week Celebrated at Jeb Stuart High School

In April 2014, Casey Schulman’s family helped sponsor “Shine on Week” at Jeb Stuart High School in Falls Church, Virginia in honor of their daughter that lost her life to a boat propeller. The week is to be filled with encouragement and good will for all. Casey’s mother, Margo Schulman reported the week turned out […]

USCG Cadence Contest 2013 honors Terrell & Rachel Horne

U.S. Coast Guard Senior Petty Officer Terrell Horne III was second in command aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Halibut the night on December 1, 2012 as they encountered suspected smugglers off Santa Cruz Island, California. Very early December 2nd in an encounter in which the alleged smugglers purposefully rammed a 21 foot RIB with four […]

Street Named for Terrell Horne III, USCG Propeller Strike Victim

The town of Emerald Isle renamed a street as a memorial tribute to Terrell Horne III, U.S. Coast Guardsman killed by a boat propeller in a drug interdiction chase of California near Santa Cruz. We previously covered the incident in which he was killed at Terrell Horne USCG Killed by Boat Propeller Terrell was stationed […]

Musical Tributes to Propeller Accident Victims

We have seen some inspiring video/music tributes to deceased boat propeller accident victims as well as some songs written in their honor, and videos of deceased victims performing. We gathered some of those works to this page. Charlie Hutton Charlie Hutton, a 14 year old boy in the UK, was fatally struck in July 2012. […]

New Category Created to Cover Propeller Victim Memorials

Families and friends of propeller accident victims have memorialized their loved ones in many ways. Among the most popular ways is creating a website or FaceBook page in their memory. Another way is creating audio visual presentations of their life, some of which are used at funerals. Funerals themselves are a way we memorialize our […]