Boat Collision: Man To Be Airlifted Overseas

June 4, 2017

The 69-year-old New Zealand man and 26-year-old UK man injured in Thursday night’s fatal boat collision are in stable condition, and it is anticipated that the British man will be airlifted overseas, while the 26-year-old local man arrested in connection with the collision has been released on police bail with “strict conditions.”

In addition to the two men being injured, the collision in Hamilton Harbour on Thursday night also resulted in the death of 62-year-old New Zealand visitor Mary Elizabeth McKee.

Boat Collision Hamilton Harbour Bermuda, June 1 2017 (3)

A police spokesperson said, “At last check today, Sunday June 4th, the 69-year-old New Zealand man and 26-year-old UK man injured in Thursday night’s Hamilton Harbour fatal boat collision were in stable condition and continuing to receive treatment at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital [KEMH].

“In due course it is anticipated that the UK man, currently being treated in the Intensive Care Unit, will be airlifted overseas for further medical treatment – while the New Zealand man, who was recently transferred from the Intensive Care Unit to a general ward, is expected to be discharged from KEMH later today.

“The 26-year-old local male resident arrested in connection with this fatal marine incident was not injured as initially thought and has been released on police bail with strict conditions.

“A preliminary autopsy of 62-year-old New Zealand visitor Mary McKee has been conducted and detectives are awaiting the results of a forensic overview.

“The investigative team has already spoken with several witnesses and collected CCTV footage to assist with their enquiries.

“The Bermuda Police Service would like to thank those witnesses that have already come forward for their assistance with this investigation and encourage other witnesses that have not spoken with investigators – particularly those with video footage of the scene immediately following the collision – to do so at the earliest opportunity by contacting Senior Investigative Officer Acting Detective Chief Inspector Dave Greenidge on 247-1744 or the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477.”

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  1. Golden child says:

    So exactly what is strict conditions

    • Seriously says:

      I agree. What are strict restrictions? Why is the public always kept in the dark. This man killed one person and from what I hear severely injured two others.

  2. After building this elaborate Hospital, we still have to send people overseas?.
    Hope he recovers.

    • Hope says:

      For a country of this size, we should be grateful that we have the care that we do. In the UK I would have to wait three weeks just to get an appointment with my GP, here it’s same/next day. We are incredibly lucky to have a new hospital, albeit not perfect. For some injuries, specialist care is required. We can’t afford to employ the persons who can give this kind of care, as we (luckily) do not have enough people injured to that degree to make it financially feasible. Count your blessings.

    • ClearView says:

      Unfortunately, it’s not the hospital that treats people, it’s the physicians.

    • Enough says:

      Are you really this dumb or does it take a lot of effort to come up with moronic statements like this?

    • bdaboy says:

      “After building this elaborate Hospital, we still have to send people overseas?.”

      So you admit that the PLP failed miserably on this project as well?
      Glad to see you’re finally gaining some intelligence, OJ.

    • wahoo says:

      Gosh you are dumb….maybe you need a specialist. Thanks for the vote of no confidence in the plp though.

  3. aceboy says:

    Hospitals (like schools) don’t actually heal people (or educate people) no matter how much you spend on them or how pretty they are.

    It is the people inside who do that and this guy’s injuries were beyond the ability of the doctors here.

    It is very basic and easy to understand. But yet you have to ask the question…..