Cecil Florence, Jr.

Taken from wsrdeaths.m.webs.com:

Age: 38

Full Name: Cecil N. Florence, Jr.

Location: Firebird Lake, near Phoenix, Arizona

Event: private test session

Accident Date: April 7, 1984

Boat: "Coors Light Special" blown alcohol hydro

He was testing an innovative hull designed to tunnel air under the boat. He was traveling 208 MPH when the boat suddenly lifted off the water and flipped. He was from Long Beach, California, and was survived by his wife, Dee.

Died: 
Saturday, April 7, 1984