Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Yamacraw Boating Accident Leaves One Man Dead After Boat Jumps Wall

One man is dead following a boat accident in Palm Cay, Yamacraw, after the boat ran aground, caught afire, and was left stranded in the vicinity of a private residence.

What is known

  • The accident occurred after 12 pm.
  • The adult men were returning from fishing to the marina when the boat stroke an object in the water.
  • Three passengers were ejected, one was pronounced dead and the other passengers were rescued by a passing boat.
  • The 40-foot contender caught afire when it ran aground, but the fire was extinguished by Royal Bahamas Fire Services.
  • An autopsy will determine the exact cause of death regarding the one passenger found dead in the water.
  • The rescued passengers were in their mid-to-late 50’s.
  • They are said to be in “fair” condition having declined to be treated at the hospital.
Marine officers retrieve the body of the deceased boater.

Featured image: Eye Witness News

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