Dear Editor:

On Sunday, August 31st, my family and I were paddling at the south end of the lake and up into the river channel when a motor boater came charging from the lake into the river channel at full speed. He then came within a few feet of my son in his kayak before racing past us.

Not surprisingly, within minutes, he was stuck in the mud the river is only eight to 10 inches deep at this point. He proceeded to spend the next 90 minutes trying to get his boat unstuck and then limped back out of the channel and up the lake with an obviously seriously damaged engine.

I have been spending my summers at Rushmere for 41 years now and we have seen lots of bad motor boating behaviour, but this guy was above and beyond all others!

Maybe he could be the poster child for next summers boater awareness campaign.

Shame on him.

Nancy Anderson