Tragic Boating Accident: A Man is Dead and a Woman is Missing
The vessel hits an object in the water, while boaters were en route to Honeymoon Harbour from Luna Beach in Bimini
Police said on Thursday, shortly before 12 midnight, a boat consisting of four people, struck an object in the area of Turtle Rock and all four passengers were catapulted into the air.
A man and woman fell overboard.
Officers responding to the incident after a distress call, located a 32 foot everglades boat with two occupants on board.
Police said the captain and his companion sustained injuries and were transported to the Bimini Clinic for medical assistance and later air lifted to Florida.
The captain and his female companion along with another couple left Luna Beach en route to Honeymoon Harbor. A short time later the boat struck an object.
The Royal Bahamas Defense Force and the United States Coast Guard later conducted a search of the area which resulted in the lifeless body of a male being found with severe injuries, while the woman is still missing.
Search and rescue efforts continue.
Police are appealing to members of the public, who may have information that can assist with the investigation into this incident to contact the Criminal Investigation Department at 502-9991/2, Crime stoppers at 328-TIPS ( 8477) or the nearest police station.