Thread: lake ozarks shootout 2014 crash
08-25-2014, 08:42 AM #1
lake ozarks shootout 2014 crash
Anyone else see this horrible crash Saturday at the 2014 shootout?
08-27-2014, 07:09 AM #2
Just heard the one of the 2 people on board when this crash happened died last night from complications.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — In a tragic turn, Mike Fiore, age 44, died Tuesday evening from injuries he sustained in a powerboating crash at the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout on Saturday, Aug. 23.
According to a statement released by Outerlimits Powerboats, Fiore developed complications after undergoing surgery; he was pronounced dead on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 6:44 p.m.
Fiore was from Bristol, Rhode Island and was the President/CEO and founder of Outerlimits. He is survived by his wife and three children.
The crash occurred at around 10:30 a.m., in the early runs of the Shootout—a race long reputed for its safety and for being almost totally devoid of serious crashes. Driver Joel Begin was hospitalized and released the next day, but Fiore’s injuries were more substantial, and he was flown to University Hospital in Columbia, Mo. Reports on Sunday portrayed Fiore as responsive and stable, though with critical injuries.
This is the first fatality to result from a crash at the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, which has run for 26 years.
"The entire Outerlimits family is devastated by the loss of our friend and leader of our company," Outerlimits’ general counsel Frank Sciacca said. "Mike’s love for high speed boating was only out matched by the love for his wife, three young children and his family."
08-27-2014, 10:38 AM #3
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Terrible news, very sad day for his family and company.
08-27-2014, 01:02 PM #4
Yes, this was very sad time here. We all thought Mike, was going to pull through. We love having the Outerlimits boat compete here and he was one of best in that boat ... he will be missed.
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