Friday, June 25, 2010

Boat Accident in Bristol Harbor

I was lucky enough to be sailing last night and was told of a terrible boating accident that toke place in Bristol Harbor (east of Hog Island) on Wednesday evening (June 23) around dusk just as the Bristol Yacht Club sailing races were ending.

A 22' Boston Whaler with a married couple on board collided with a 31' sail boat with three people on board. Apparently, at the time of the crash there was no one steering the Whaler. Witnesses said they heard loud voices arguing coming from the Whaler just before the crash.
Amazingly no one was killed. Both people on the Whaler were taken to RI Hospital. No one was injured on the sailboat.

It seems this kind of thing is happening with more frequency both on land and on sea.
I find just driving takes super vigilance to avoid people who are simply not paying attention.
Photo above shows the impact of the Whaler.
See article attached in Pro Jo in last Thurs or Fridays paper. Click on it once to enlarge.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, I'm glad they hit a 31' boat and not a kayaker, or a child in an opti!