Man Injured In Boat Crash Near Castle Island

July 26, 2019

A 63-year-old man was injured in a boating accident that occurred yesterday [July 25] in waters surrounding Castle Island.

A police spokesperson said, “Around 8:30pm Thursday, July 25th police received a 911 call from a lone boater in marine distress.

“The male boater, said to be a 63-year-old Pembroke resident, apparently struck a reef in waters surrounding Castle Island in St. George’s, sustaining facial injuries.

“He was rescued and brought safely to shore through teamwork involving the Maritime Operations Centre, which issued a public broadcast for mariners to assist.

“A police officer and a member of the public responded in separate vessels, providing initial first aid. It is also understood that a pilot boat crew headed to the scene in their vessel.

“In addition, Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service and ambulance personnel provided medical care on arrival at the nearest dock, before the 63-year-old man was transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for further treatment.

“At last check this morning [July 26th] he was listed in stable condition on a general ward.

“Any witnesses or members of the public with relevant information are encouraged to call the main police telephone number 295-0011.”

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