Ike’s crash landing

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<p>Mike Iaconelli crashed his boat today on a tributary of the Neches River. These photos were taken by Karen Bourdier of Beaumont, Texas. She was an eyewitness to the event and first on the scene. A special thanks to Matt Dean, who pulled Iaconelli's boat back into the water. In this first photo, Iaconelli slows down to pass Bourdier.</p>
Mike Iaconelli crashed his boat today on a tributary of the Neches River. These photos were taken by Karen Bourdier of Beaumont, Texas. She was an eyewitness to the event and first on the scene. A special thanks to Matt Dean, who pulled Iaconelli's boat back into the water. In this first photo, Iaconelli slows down to pass Bourdier.
<p>Iaconelli speeds back up after passing Bourdier.</p>
Iaconelli speeds back up after passing Bourdier.
<p>Bourdier said she thinks Iaconelli probably swerved to miss this low hanging limb.</p>
Bourdier said she thinks Iaconelli probably swerved to miss this low hanging limb.
<p>Iaconelli apparently lost control of his boat and rode up the bank.</p> <p> </p>
Iaconelli apparently lost control of his boat and rode up the bank.
<p>Iaconelli was literally stuck <em>on</em> the bank.</p>
Iaconelli was literally stuck on the bank.
<p>Iaconelli calling for help.</p>
Iaconelli calling for help.
<p>Iaconelli calls for help again. It was reported in the Live Blog he had hit something that caused him to veer up the bank.</p>
Iaconelli calls for help again. It was reported in the Live Blog he had hit something that caused him to veer up the bank.
<p>Help arrives.</p>
Help arrives.
<p>Iaconelli boats off after the rescue. Amazingly, there was no serious damage to the boat or motor.</p>
Iaconelli boats off after the rescue. Amazingly, there was no serious damage to the boat or motor.
<p>Remaining evidence of the crash scene.</p>
Remaining evidence of the crash scene.
<p> </p> <p>The hero, Matt Dean, who rescued Iaconelli.</p>
The hero, Matt Dean, who rescued Iaconelli.