Boat accidents: Weekend marred by marine disasters
State and local police took to the waters off of Marshfield againyesterday to search for a 23-year-old man who fell overboard from aboat.
State and local police took to the waters off of Marshfield again yesterday to search for a 23-year-old man who fell overboard from a boat.
It is the second disastrous boating incident this weekend in the waters off of Massachusetts.
The first incident took place Saturday afternoon when one man was killed and another severely injured when the boat they were riding in near Boston Light broke apart.
Just hours later, at about 8:20 p.m., the state police air wing assisted Marshfield police and fire personnel in searching for the man who fell overboard near the Brant Rock section of town.
A second person also went overboard, but that person was pulled from the water.
Police charged the boat’s driver, Justin McDonald, 22, Saturday night with operating under the influence, WCVB reported.
A backpack belonging to the missing man was located, but he was still not found as of press time.
Police are investigating why a 30-foot speedboat broke apart and capsized Saturday afternoon as it traveled near the Boston Harbor islands.
The men were thrown from the boat. One of them was pronounced dead after being removed from the water and taken to shore.
The second man was flown by helicopter from Hull to Boston with a severe chest injury.