5 Hurt In 2 South River Boating Accidents

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Natural Resources police are investigating two South River boating accidents that injured five people over the weekend.

Three people were taken to Shock Trauma in Baltimore after a sailboat and powerboat crashed early Sunday morning in the South River near Harness Creek.

On Saturday afternoon, the occupants of an overturned vessel in the South River near Annapolis were picked up and taken to the Thomas Point Lighthouse U.S. Coast Guard Station. Two people were taken to Shock Trauma.

Sgt. Brian Albert says police are still investigating the causes of both accidents and there are no updates on the victims’ conditions.

Searchers found a Glen Burnie man’s body Sunday, a day after he jumped from a moving boat into Stony Creek off Riviera Beach.

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  • Leigh Ann Erdman

    Since the sailboat has the right of way, who do you think is to blame? No need to investigate the obvious, wreakless driver by the speed boat.

    • Boater Boater

      If a sailboat is under sail and not overtaking the powerboat then they have the right of way. If they are under power then they are considered a powerboat and won’t necessarily have the right of way.

    • Jim Harris

      Umm, sailboats don’t always have the right of way. Don’t know who is to blame.

  • TR

    It was midnite, dark and the sailboat was anchored in the middle of the River with no light….Lets leave it to the authorities to investigate and then You can go pointing fingers….The River belongs to everyone…..

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