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Two drown; three injured in St Thomas boating accident

November 17th, 2015 | Tags: boating accident drowning injured Crown Bay St. Thomas
A boating accident in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI), has left two dead and three injured, according to the VI Consortium on November 16, 2015. Photo: VI Consortium
CROWN BAY, St Thomas, USVI- A boating accident in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) has left two dead and three injured, the VI Consortium reported on November 16, 2015.

The USVI news site stated that a press release from VIPD Public Information Officer Kevin Jackson on November 16, 2015 revealed that two people, a male and female, drowned on November 15, 2015 in a boating accident that occurred at the docking facility located at the Crown Bay Marina, at around 7:00pm.

"According to Mr Jackson, the 911 emergency call center received notification of the accident at the aforementioned time. The report says five people, traveling in a dinghy, were making their way from the Phipps Landing Dock, located on Water Island, to the docking facility at Crown Bay Marina when the dinghy struck a concrete piling as it was approaching the marina.

"The male and female victims were thrown into the water by the impact of the collision and drowned. The other three individuals were rushed to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center, where they were being treated for severe, but non-threatening injuries, Mr. Jackson added.

"The names of the male and female victims who drowned are being withheld pending next of kin notification, Mr. Jackson concluded."

6 Responses to “Two drown; three injured in St Thomas boating accident”

  • ccc (17/11/2015, 10:32) Like (2) Dislike (23) Reply
    Hope they are not from tortola!
    • WTF (17/11/2015, 14:17) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      You are pathetic. They are humans regardless of where they are from.
  • Guest (17/11/2015, 10:50) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    We are now in fall going into winter, so it gets dark early. I doubt that dingy had a spot light which means you have to proceed with caution and drive extremely slow. Some of these people have no idea how to handle being on the sea and boating and need to be properly vetted before they are allowed on the sea.
  • Xxx (17/11/2015, 11:22) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    RIP to the two
  • Online Now (17/11/2015, 12:02) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    The captain is in deep do do

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