Boat Accident in Baltimore Kills Two, Injures Six

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Photo via U.S. Coast Guard Twitter feed
Photo via U.S. Coast Guard Twitter feed

On Saturday night, a group of women were enjoying themselves at the Hard Yacht Cafe in Dundalk, where they met a man with a boat. After a bit more bar-hopping, a group of 8 boarded Timothy Wilson’s 37-foot boat and went for a cruise down the Patapsco River, the Baltimore Sun reports

Around 3 AM, the boat struck a concrete abutment near the Key Bridge and four passengers were tossed overboard. Two of them were killed; the other six were taken to local hospitals. None were wearing life jackets, the Sun reports.

There’s no official word yet about whether the person operating the boat was drunk. But it bears repeating that drunk boating is just as dangerous as drunk driving; alcohol was a leading factor in 21% of 2014’s fatal boat accidents, according to the Coast Guard.



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