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VIDEO: Outboard overboard

Here’s a video that begs some questions but provides few answers. The guy who posted it said he was testing his new camera on his boat, capturing some video of his buddy at the tiller of his small outboard.

Then the engine fell off the transom.

“Was testing my new camera when the boat motor slid off its mount and sank to the bottom of the lake, ripping all the cables/fuel line as it went down,” reads the explanation on the video website Break. “Next day we spent a few hours searching for it with another boat’s fishfinder. Luckily we were able to find it and scuba-dive down to attach a rope to pull it up. Now it’s at the marina undergoing a rebuild.”

We had to edit out some profanity at the end of the video, but given the circumstances, we find the boater’s frustration understandable.