Thursday, August 29, 2019

Shark Tank Boating Tragedy

Late night boat crash involving Kevin O'Leary leaves two dead in Ontario

As a big fan of the show Shark Tank, the news of this boating tragedy definitely grabbed my attention.

I am sure executives at ABC are freaking out about the fact that one of their stars was involved in a tragic boating accident, and that publications are including the name of their show while discussing the deaths. They probably wish this whole thing would go away.

But two lives were lost as a result of a boating collision last weekend, and Kevin O'Leary was on the other boat. O'Leary claims he was not at the helm when his boat collided with another vessel on Lake Joseph north of Toronto.

After several days and continuing talk of the story on the web and TMZ, the Toronto Sun published a story showing conflicting stories about the boat crash.  According to the article, a relative of one of the victims claims the O'Leary boat fled the scene of the accident; they also were questioning whether or when O'leary's wife (who O'Leary claimed was operating the boat at the time) was given a breathalizer test.

Apparently, the family of the victims are also not happy about O'Leary's public relations campaign to get ahead of the story, which included the following statement:
“Late Saturday night I was a passenger in a boat that had a tragic collision with another craft that had no navigation lights on and then fled the scene of the accident. I am fully cooperating with authorities.”

You can read the full story at the Toronto Sun (link), or check out #KevinOLeary on twitter for the latest reactions to the tragedy.

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