These young men almost got away from having a trial. The family of the victim
has been grieving a long time waiting for justice to be brought to an end in
this case.What a sad thing to leave the scene of this serious injury
when the victim was in the water and helpless. These young men could have done
the right thing and pulled her out of the water and given aid.Water
safety is an obligation when piloting a motor craft. A person in the water is
helpless when a motor craft runs over them with a propeller driven boat. Accidents happen but a hit and run in the water like this is imminent
danger and death when no one comes to the rescue.
If these men do not face the full extent of the law, we have failed the victim
and society. Reckless endangerment and impaired boating are not accidents, they
are choices that adults make. Swimming in open water is not a crime that
deserves the death penalty.