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Crazy Lake of the Ozarks Boat Crash Footage Goes Viral [VIDEO]

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Moments before impact.
Some utterly insane footage from inside an out-of-control motor boat is going about as viral as it gets.

Brett Tintera, the cameraman, spoke to us from home where he is laid up with a broken leg and wrist, about the typhoon of attention he's received since the footage went online.

"It's pretty bizarre to me," he says. "Every news show I can think of wanted me to go out for an interview."

Tintera affixed a camera to the dashboard of the boat, then rode along with the driver (he's the guy in blue in the background). The ride was part of his job as a producer and cameraman for Lake TV.

The guy driving the 2003 Fountain Boat is Marvin F. Carter III, from Memphis, Tennessee. Tintera says he sees in the footage that Carter threw the throttle down all the way (translation for non-boat people: that's apparently a big no-no) and blasted into some waves left behind by another boat.

"This particular boat was going obscenely fast," says Tintera. "It was a normal, beautiful day down there, there weren't many weird waves. It was just driver error."

Click through to see how the original footage appeared online -- the action starts at about 1:15.


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29 comments
Lindsay Brooks
Lindsay Brooks

Fair enough Janey - however I don't think it's funny to laugh at people who were obviously injured. And don't call them dumbasses - you don't even know them. Rude.

Janey Schallert
Janey Schallert

Then they shouldn't drive like dumbasses on the water and wake and maybe they hold put on some life jackets?!

Lindsay Brooks
Lindsay Brooks

One of those guys is my friend's husband. It wasn't funny at all - they could've been hurt much worse than they were.

King Maxwell Dclxcvi
King Maxwell Dclxcvi

I agree. People should never take interest in things that happened in the past!

Kris Wilson
Kris Wilson

It's FAR better when you watch it frame by frame in full res.

Brandon John Glander
Brandon John Glander

That's been all over the internet for like a year or more. But it's still funny as hell

Jay Sicht
Jay Sicht

RFT wrote about it in Sept. 2012, but the article is receiving renewed interest.

Louie Peach
Louie Peach

Been viral for over a year wake up RFT's,,,lol

Corey
Corey

I hope the blonde in the bikini is okay. 

MikeN
MikeN

Maybe you should mention that Brett is the boyfriend of an RFT staffer?

Brian Boyd
Brian Boyd

Someone is compensating for a tiny willie.

James Madison
James Madison

Take the bikini girls out of the video, and you have a video of an idiot in a boat. With the girls, people are not focused on the idiot.

jeandeaux
jeandeaux

Linday, you are correct.  could have been serious injuries.  but if you just pop this video up on youtube and watch numbnuts on the throttle, the video is hilarious.  Having said that, I do hope that everyone has healed up.    (especially mama in the yellow bikini....solid body). 

tam017
tam017

That driver is a COMPLETE dumbass.  People wouldn't have been injured if he had driven the boat responsibly.  He was showing off and others paid for his idiocy.

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