In 2010, two people drowned when a duck tour boat stalled and a river barged overran it. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the duck boat operator smelled smoke, and shut off the engine. The oncoming barge failed to receive any distress signal and the duck boat’s horn experienced a malfunction. Following the…

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According to the Independent Mail, a South Carolina woman was sentenced to one year in jail recently after she was involved in a boat accident last year that killed a 9-year-old and 5-month old. The news source reported that Dawn Thompson, 53, pleaded guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter. She was sentenced to jail,…

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According to WABC-TV, four people were injured on July 11 in a New Jersey boating accident. The network reported that the accident occurred in Little Egg Harbor Bay, between Holgate Long Beach Island and Little Egg Harbor Township. The recreational 50-foot boat reportedly ran aground with 13 people aboard. One woman, in her 60s, had…

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Sadly, a pontoon boat carrying passengers on the Fourth of July capsized in Kentucky, killing two people and leaving three others missing. According to CNN, the boat capsized on the Ohio River, outside of downtown Louisville. Aside from those missing or killed, three children and one adult were hospitalized with injuries. Most of the people…

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According to reports, New Jersey police have arrested a 21-year-old man following a hit-and-run boating accident in Sparta that injured five people. The New Jersey Herald reported that the accident occurred on Lake Mohawk on June 14. A recreational boat being driven by the suspect reportedly crashed into a pontoon boat, sending several people to…

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