A Harrowing Boat Crash At The Mouth Of The Columbia River

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A GoPro camera mounted to Maess’ 20-foot fishing boat captured the chaos in the seconds before Larsen’s 31-foot motorboat crashes into the smaller, stationary vessel. A passenger on Maess’ boat frantically waves his arms and repeatedly screams “Hey!” in a desperate attempt to get the driver’s attention.

image credit: Scuttlebutt Sailing News

It looked like a scene straight out of the classic comedy “Caddyshack,” but this time the big boat speeding toward the smaller one was no laughing matter.

Three fisherman were caught on camera jumping from said smaller boat into the Columbia River to avoid being struck by an oncoming, much bigger motorboat.

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A fisherman who jumped ship into bone-chilling water to dodge a speeding motorboat has filed a $372,500 lawsuit, alleging the other driver was distracted by his cellphone just before the dramatic crash caught on video.

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