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Saturday, July 14, 2012

One Local Resident Killed In Boating Accident

It's been reported that David Bromley of Pittsville, (Bromley Auto Sales) was killed in a boating accident off Tangier Island. He was accompanied by Bobby White, (Whitey's BBQ) who broke his arm in the accident.

Details are still coming in and we'll update you when we can. In the mean time our condolences go out the the Bromley Family.

GO HERE to read more.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

One should always be ready.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard any more news?

Anonymous said...

Breaks my heart! Both men involved come from good families and they are good people. My heart and prayers go out to all.

Anonymous said...

It is my understanding that there was the buoy that was hit was not lit as the light was burned out. There were comments made by Coast Guard that it had been out for several months. Only time will tell. If this is the case, then this was completely preventable. My condolences to the family and friends. My prayers to Bobby White and his family as well as everyone tries to make sense of this horrible tragedy.

Anonymous said...

The channel in the pocomoke sound that leads to pocomoke river entrance has had all the Bouys washed on shore for at least 5 months. Hate to dog the Coast Guard but they are mor concerned about writing citations than they are fixing things

Anonymous said...

shame but blaming the coast guard is bs. when does personal responsibility come into play. Did they have a gps? if they were running at night you're supposed to go slow and have a light and lookouts. sounds like darwinism at work here.

Anonymous said...

Darwinism has nothing to do with this. A man was killed and a man was hurt. Many people will be affected. Regardless of fault, this is a horrible accident with consequences that no one should have to deal with.

Anonymous said...

Who is responsible to see that the Bouys are properly maintained??
If there was not a light on the Bouys, then the fault was not the Captain of the boat.

Anonymous said...

I go out all the time on my boat, case in point just recently in the obx, I lost all electronics. deceided to go back home early even on a nice day. There are no old bold pilots or boaters for a reason. Like I said where does personal responsibility come into play?
Yes it is tragic, but they made a fatal choice! no difference then making a stupid choice elsewhere in life!

Anonymous said...

I'm with anon 1:13. I don't see darwinism or such nonsense involved here.
I say if a large piling or buoy in a navigation lane is unlit and not marked with metal (so as to show up on radar), then this was a preventable accident if they had been in good repair by the coast guard. If a large obstruction like this in navigable channel was unlit, then it should have been removed OR lit.

Anonymous said...

Scratch my comment of 9:53p. Soon as I submitted my comment, realized maybe it was a day beacon, with only reflective tape. Those are common.