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Anglers Narrow Escape in Motorboat Crash VIDEO

20th January 2018
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Three people are seen in still from video posted on magazine Salmon Trout Steelheader's Facebook page jumping into Columbia River at its mouth at the Pacific Ocean in Oregon in August 2017 moments before speeding boat barrelled down on theirs and hit it Three people are seen in still from video posted on magazine Salmon Trout Steelheader's Facebook page jumping into Columbia River at its mouth at the Pacific Ocean in Oregon in August 2017 moments before speeding boat barrelled down on theirs and hit it Photo: SALMON TROUT STEELHEADER'S FACEBOOK PAGE

US Anglers narrowly escaped certain injury when a motorboat collided with their small fishing boat. See video below.

An Oregon fisherman whose dramatic escape from an oncoming motorboat was caught on video is suing the driver of the other boat for $372,500.

Bryan Maess alleges the other driver was distracted by cell phone use during the accident.

Maess filed the lawsuit this month. The Hermiston police officer and two friends were forced to jump into the Columbia River to avoid being crushed by the oncoming speeding boat in August 2017.

A GoPro video of the crash, posted on the magazine Salmon Trout Steelheader's Facebook page, has been viewed more than 250,000 times since Jan. 16.

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