September 8, 2018

On September 8, 2018, being young, drinking and feeling immortal took another life. On an evening ‘Booze Cruise’ in Boston Harbor, after a few drinks, acrobatic 21-year-old Aaron Dibella was doing handstands on the railing of the ferry. The ferry’s crew chased him off and ordered him to stop showing off in that dangerous way. But being young and in shape, he waited till the crew stopped paying attention to him and immediately went back to showing off. He was doing a vertical pushup by gripping the railing and doing a handstand, lowering himself and pushing back up. This is an impressive physical feat in a gym. Unfortunately, he was on a ferry in the Boston Harbor and his hands slipped and he fell overboard into the cold water. The crew was quickly able to put a spotlight on him and jumped into the water with life preservers to save him. Regretfully he sank and drowned before the crew could reach him. Alcohol, plus youth, plus water often equals no tomorrow. Daredevils are fun and impressive to watch, but accountants and insurance adjusters live a lot longer.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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