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Enough is enough

Enough is enough

For the past 15 years, I’ve spent countless hours at Englebright Lake with my kids and dog, enjoying the peacefulness and serenity of the lake.

I’ve enjoyed watching ducks and ducklings passing by, as we jump into the boat and cruise up the lake.

It’s always a great, peaceful end to the day until we hear the sound of a speedboat or two and helplessly watch as they zip past our boat, avoiding us by mere feet at speeds of over 70 mph. This has become a recurring and unrestful event for families who just want to enjoy the evening. And now, in light of the recent tragedy of the Peterlin family, I think something needs to be done about it.

The Peterlin family, like most families, had come to the lake simply to enjoy themselves. That suddenly changed when 53-year-old Jeffrey Sandow reportedly plunged into the side of their boat at a high rate of speed, killing Cynthia Peterlin, 42, and her daughter, Sophie, 12. This is the first time, to my knowledge, that anyone has died at the hand of a speeder but definitely not the first evening to be ruined for that same reason.

I think a lot of people stand with me when I say Englebright should take action and prevent anything like this from ever happening again.

Dave Cullum


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