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Friday, July 23, 2021

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Exuma Boating Accident Injures 8 People

Eight people were reported injured in Exuma on Saturday after a vessel hit a reef.

Police said 22 people were onboard when the accident occurred in the area of Buck Cay, Exuma.

 

Here’s what we know

  • Shortly after 8:00 p.m, officers at the George Town Police Station received information of a boating accident that occurred.
  • Police met a cruise craft partially submerged in waters.
  • The vessel had a three member crew and 19 passengers aboard when it collided with a reef.
  • Eight people were injured and everyone on board were helped to the mainland by other boaters–5 men and 3 women.
  • The injured are being treated for non-life threatening injuries at the area clinic.

One Man Dead, 2 Marines Injured in Boat Crash Off Andros

One man was killed and two marines of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force were injured in a boating accident in Andros on Monday night. One of the officers is in a comatose state.

What we know

  • The officers were in a private boat.
  • The 16 feet vessel hit a reef of Moxey Town, Andros around 8 pm.
  • The three men were ejected from the vessel, all men sustained injuries
  • The vessel was badly damaged, and two Marines were rescued by local fishermen, who transported them to the clinic in Mangrove Cay for medical treatment.
  • The other man who is a resident of Andros succumbed to his injuries.
  • The marines were airlifted to New Providence for treatment. One of them is alert but the other marine is unconscious.

What we don’t know

  • The identity of the men are not known

Police said they were notified of the incident after 12 midnight. They are investigating the matter further.