Click below and watch as Scott Parnell talks about the wakeboard boat and Samson Sports wakeboard tower was hit by a hit-and-run boater.
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How well built are Samson Sports Towers? Strong enough to withstand a fishing boat hitting, landing on top of and then backing up off of a friend’s wakeboard boat with one of our wakeboard towers on it. The force of the boat sheared the metal tower but the mounts are still in place. The sheared off tower landed in the shallow water. That’s exactly how durable they are. If our tower can stop a speeding boat…well enough said. Thankfully, our friends were not on the boat when it was hit. Please read their appeal for help and share it with your friends. This guy only left them with a few choice swear words, thousands of dollars in damage to the boat and tower and their kids badly scared.
We are sending out an appeal to all boat repair shops,dealers, media
outlets, and friends. The boat that hit us has to have damage as
well. We are sure it was a center console fishing boat (silver) with
2 outboard motors.
Should you see this boat PLEASE contact the sheriff or myself.
We are blessed and lucky that we weren’t on the boat.
Check out the story on koin.com, katu.com , kxl.com and thecolumbian.com and full
details at www.samsonsports.com/blog.
Deputies seek hit-and-run boater
Sunday, August 2 | 1:56 p.m.
CLARK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Unit is seeking assistance from the public with the identification of a reckless boater.
Last night, 08/01/09, at about 11:15pm, Joakim Algstam and his family were camping along the Columbia River on the north side of Ackerman Island, near Camas, WA. Their 21 foot Malibu ski-boat was moored unoccupied about 30 feet off shore in very shallow water.
An unknown person was operating a boat at a high rate along the shoreline and struck Algstam’s boat, launching the boat on top of Algstam’s and causing several thousand dollars in damage. Joakim watched as the boater backed off from the top of his boat and then sped away down stream. Joakim stated the man appeared intoxicated and had complained to him about parking his boat in the middle of the channel.
The suspect, and only occupant of the boat, is described as a white male, slender, approximately 40-45 years of age. He was driving an 18 to 21 foot, aluminum style fishing boat with a center console and an outboard motor. Algstam believes the vessel was equipped with more than one starboard/right side green navigation lights. No registration or other identifying markings were obtained.
Anyone with information about who this suspect may be is encouraged to call Deputy Todd Baker at the Clark County Sheriff’s Office at 360-397-2106. Case number S09-11107.