Video: Phyllis Kopytko Accident/Engine Cut Off Switch

Boating accident survivor, Phyllis Kopytko, tells her harrowing story of how she and her husband were ejected from a speeding boat and then suddenly fighting for their lives as the boat circled them with no one on board. This real-life video re-enactment reminds boaters about basic boating safety such as always wearing an engine cutoff device and a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket.

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