Yesterday afternoon Matt noticed something odd on the bay, properly called Holmes Harbor. There was an aluminum boat with an outboard engine spinning out of control a mile distant. We couldn’t tell if the boat was occupied or not, but from the only moderate reaction from a couple of boat owners, there was no urgency. Our hunch was that someone was starting the outboard, had it set to full throttle, and it got away. Once the engine fell to one side the boat simply spun in tight donut circles.
Our neighbor had a view of a dock and saw the first responders there. They were seen to remove a stretcher and bag from the area. The boat owner either suffered a heart attack or fell in the water and drowned. We have yet to see a news item with details.
The boat spun and spun until it ran out of gas.