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10th Anniversary of One of Worst Boat Crashes in Florida History

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) _ Ten years have passed since one of
the worst boat crashes in Florida history took place in the
Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale.

Six men died in the crash on November 24th, 1997, in northeast
Fort Lauderdale.

They were involved in a head-on crash between a speedboat and a
31-foot cabin cruiser.

The driver of the speeding go-fast boat, Stanley Cameron, was
convicted of drunkenly speeding through the Intracoastal. His
girlfriend, Deborah Keener, survived.

Since the accident, slow-speed restrictions have been imposed on
weekends and state holidays.

Cameron is still in prison in Miami. The divorced father of six
won a resentencing a year ago, reducing his term for boating under
the influence and manslaughter from 85 years to 50. He is appealing
the 50-year-term.


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