When it comes bass fishing sometimes we tend to forget about the most important thing which is safety. Always wear your life jacket when operating your boat as well as having the kill switch attached to you in the event of a boat malfunction.
Hunter Bland and Conner Young of the University of Florida Fishing Team experienced first hand what can happen when your boat malfunctions. According to reports the steering connected to the engine malfunctioned causing the motor to turn 90 degrees and eject both occupants. Luckily they were both wearing life jackets and also had the kill switched attached which shut down the engine as soon as they were ejected, and there were no injuries.
See the video below which was posted to youtube.