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The Community Supports a Friend, Logan Farquhar Fundraiser

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Logan Farquhar (center) hangs with friends at the pier park during the fundraiser. photo: 2016

June was a difficult month for Logan Farquhar and his family. As he and his fishing buddies were traveling back to the boat ramp after a day of fishing, they were hit from behind by a large ski boat. This hit and run accident took place on June 25th. The day that changed Farquhar’s life forever.

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Billie Inman, Farquhar’s fiance, sells raffle tickets on Saturday. photo: 2016

When Farquhar saw the ski boat, he dove on top of his fiance, who was sleeping in the middle of the boat, pushing her out of the way and saving her life. The boat landed on top of Logan Farquhar’s small, 14 foot fishing skiff, causing the propeller to hit Farquhar’s leg. It was quick thinking by Farquhar’s fiance, Billie Inman, who had the wherewithal to apply pressure and tie off Logan’s leg to stop the bleeding, which in turn saved Logan’s life. The ski boat did not stop and fled the scene.

Farquhar, a roofer by trade, spent weeks in the hospital and in therapy. On Saturday a fundraiser was held at the pavilion at the St Johns County Pier Park. Hundreds of friends and family came out to enjoy the day and to celebrate a friend.

“I am amazed at all the people who came out,” said Billie Inman, Farquhar’s fiance, as she sold raffle tickets to help raise the much needed funds for Farquhar. “There must be a few hundred people here.”

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The Dark Cowboy Band play for Logan and friends. photo: 2016

People danced to the rock and roll sound of The Dark Cowboy Band and little kids ran around in bathing suits and on scooters making the day just that much more special. Volunteers passed out bar-b-q lunches to the crowd, but it was Logan who had the biggest smile on his face.

Standing on his crutches, Farquhar seemed elated. “This is awesome,” said Farquhar as he looked out into the crowd. “I am just surprised to see all the support. It is overwhelming!”

When asked how he was doing Farquhar said, “ I am getting along. It will be a little while before I am 100% but I’m getting along.”

Farquhar expects to get his prosthetic leg within the next few months. With some physical therapy he hopes to be back to his old self. “I don’t know if I will be able to continue as a roofer,” Farquhar shared, “But I am just happy for the support of family and friends.”

As a light breeze blew in off the ocean, Farquhar stood in the pavilion watching the kids play. He was ready and grateful to start the next chapter of his life. “You never know what’s ganna happen,” Farquhar shared, “You just never know.”

A gofundme page has been set up to help Logan and his family during his rehabilitation.