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Details of incident 88

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Date February 2004
Location Orlando, Florida USA
Water Temperature 60-70 F
Boat(s) involved 4+
Boat Construction Vespolo Millennium
Outcome No-one hurt 
Description Rushed first stroke and starboards dipped oars. Boat tipped to port and rowers panicked. They let go of oars and the boat went over. Novice, less than 2 months experience. No one was hurt. 4 rowers and coxswain were cold and wet. Righted boat, got back in, rowed the boat to shore, emptied it, and continued with practice.


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