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Boat rodeo drama

NOV. 13 — Emergency workers corralled a powerboat last week off Port Everglades, Fla., after its operator fell overboard and the boat was racing in circles.

The unmanned boat, with the words “Don’t Hate” printed on one side of the hull, was spotted at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Miami Herald newspaper reported. Coast Guard officials contacted a private salvage company to help corral the boat.

By 2 p.m. emergency workers from the salvage company were on scene, the report says. One worker managed to jump aboard the out-of-control boat and take the helm.

The boat’s owner was apparently thrown overboard earlier in the afternoon and rescued by a good Samaritan, the Coast Guard says in the report. It was not immediately known why the operator lost control of the boat.

— Jason Fell