Authorities Investigate Baltimore Boating Accident
A Baltimore boating accident left two dead and six injured on Sunday.
About the Boating Accident
The single-boat accident occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 26 at the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, around 3:10 a.m.
NBC Washington reports that rescue crews transported six people to various hospitals. Two other individuals died in the accident. Their bodies were recovered after the accident, one later on Sunday morning and another on Sunday afternoon.
The identities of the deceased individuals have not yet been released.
Boating Accident Statistics
- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2009, 3,358 people were injured and 736 were killed in boating accidents.
- Of the individuals who died in boating accidents in 2009, more than 7 out of ten (73%) drowned.
- Of the individuals who drowned in boating accidents in 2009, more than 9 out of 10 were not wearing a life jacket.
- Alcohol was the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents, says the CDC.