In yesterdays comment section late at 11:38 PM we got a small update regarding the couple and some more details from a friend of theirs Tom Drozd. Below is that comment again.
Being friends of Bill and Carol (who were the folks on the Coronado) I can tell you a few things. Blower was on since he left the dock. He’s been a boat owner and operator for at least 30+ years. There were multiple circumstances that lead to the explosion. He is new to the ACBS functions and didn’t know anyone at the show. His biggest fear was being alone in the hospital not knowing how his wife was doing.
We should have a safety officer at every ACBS sanctioned show who in case of emergency like this go to the hospital with the person for support.
No worse feeling than being alone in a situation like that.
Also in situations like this both he and his wife lost their cell phones and didn’t know anyone’s phone number by memory. Darn cell phones.
They are both doing well. Bill got 8 staples in his head and his wife has 2nd and 3rd degree burns on legs and feet. No skin graphs yet. Only if they have too. They are real troopers and only blames himself.
At this time they are grateful to be alive and said the show was great.
Please keep up the support for these new members.
I met them at the Sunnyland show. Great couple and just love boating, please keep them in your prayers.
This is a very powerful bit of information and reminds us all that there is deep emotion in all of this. We all want to rationalize this so we can move on, that’s human nature. But SHIP HAPPENS. One thing can quickly trigger another and another so fast, that you can’t stop it. I have had this happen to me, and I am sure to many of you. The part of this comment that is painful for me, is how alone they felt at the hospital, and not being able to call anyone. UGH! Well, I can say this for sure. Bill, Carol, you are not alone, blame is a useless endeavor. And if it helps, which of course it doesn’t, because it’s just words, you’re accident will change the community in a positive way. Thank you for that. Lives will be saved because of the awareness.