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Boat flies through the air, lands on car

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

December 19, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - It's not everyday that a boat becomes airborn and lands on a car but it happened in East Albany last night and we have some pretty amazing pictures to show you. Mary Mann snapped these photos with her cellphone.

This is at the MD Food Mart on East Oglethorpe Boulevard around 6:30 Thursday night. This Bass Tracker was being pulled behind a truck when the trailer broke loose and went sailing across west bound traffic and landed on this car.

Three people were inside the car and luckily weren't hurt. Mary Mann said the boat narrowly missed her.  She said, "All I saw was this great big ball of fire where it was skidding across the road and jumped the median and into the gas station and landed right on top of this car. It was a mess, but luckily nobody got hurt. That's the best thing about the whole thing. I think it's a Christmas miracle the way everything happened. I mean, if it had to happen, nobody got hurt and that's the best thing. That's the best thing."

57-year old Benjamin Dupree of Leesburg is the owner of the boat. He's been charged with failure to secure load.

Ms. Mann said one of the small children stepped out of the smashed car and told his father, quote, "Looks like we're going to need a tow truck."

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