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    Jet Skier Drowns in Lynn Harbour---(Massachusetts)

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    A Lynn man drowned yesterday after strong winds and choppy seas knocked him off his Jet Ski while he was crusing along Lynn harbor with two friends, according to the Essex District Attorney's office.

    Ramon Meraz, 42, who was swallowed up by the waves after his Jet Ski tipped over, was pulled ashore by nearby boaters and two other Jet Skiers, but could not be revived.

    there was a small craft advisory yesterday due to strong winds between 25 to 30 mph. Meraz was not wearing a life jacket. State police are investigating the accident.
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    Re: Jet Skier Drowns in Lynn Harbour---(Massachusetts)

    And the moral of the story is....wear a GD life vest!!!

    Did anyone catch the interview with his friends? They start answering questions, then as the Enviro-Police come walking up, all of a sudden it is "No hablo Ingles".
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    Re: Jet Skier Drowns in Lynn Harbour---(Massachusetts)

    I think it is very sad that another person lost their life because of a PWC. My heart goes out to the family and friends of this gentleman.

    There is a false sense of security that I think some people get when boarding a PWC. What could possibly go wrong? I won't be going very fast? I am a strong swimmer?

    Also, People need to remember that anything can happen. I think a PFD should be given with the PWC at time of purchase and told how and why to use it.

    The accident didn't need to happen. With a little education on safety this man could still be alive today.

    I recently broke my leg riding my RXP. The winds were high and there was 4 ft. chop on the water. Knowledge and safety equipment kept me calm, safe and alive. I will continue to ride (once my leg heals) and I will continue to tell people the importance of safety.

    A Good person that I know has this moto that I think everyone should keep in mind.....I think of it ALWAYS when riding

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    Re: Jet Skier Drowns in Lynn Harbour---(Massachusetts)

    Quote Originally Posted by riverratmom
    I think it is very sad that another person lost their life because of a PWC.
    No life jacket! The loss of life is tragic! but really avoidable! Z
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    Re: Jet Skier Drowns in Lynn Harbour---(Massachusetts)

    yup, never ride without one, especially if it is really rough conditions.

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    Re: Jet Skier Drowns in Lynn Harbour---(Massachusetts)

    I wonder what kind of things are said at his funeral?

    (I just attened my 20 year old cousins funeral, and he died at aparty....hmm)

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    Re: Jet Skier Drowns in Lynn Harbour---(Massachusetts)

    Very Sad, could have easily been prevented. I have first hand knowledge, as my wife was knocked off her blaster last year at Lake Mead during some high winds & went missing for 7 hours!! Her Slippery Matrix "Life" Jacket saved her life! I will never get rid of it, as a reminder to our family!
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    Re: Jet Skier Drowns in Lynn Harbour---(Massachusetts)

    Sad story...
    My condolences go out to his family and friends.





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    Re: Jet Skier Drowns in Lynn Harbour---(Massachusetts)

    That is Deja Vu for me..

    http://www.pwctoday.com/showthread.php?t=89849

    That is sad.

    I am glad I kept my life jacket on and decided to ditch chasing the ski. Otherwise I wouldn't be here today now typing away.
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    Re: Jet Skier Drowns in Lynn Harbour---(Massachusetts)

    Quote Originally Posted by riverratmom
    I think it is very sad that another person lost their life because of a PWC.
    It ain't the skis fault.

    It's the result of ingnorance, pure and simple.



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