Two Boats Involved in Separate Marine Incidents Monday Night

Tue, 2018-09-04

Around 9:30pm Monday, September 3rd marine police officers responded to a report of a boat on the rocks with three persons aboard near the ‘Head of the Lane’ maritime channel marker. 

The boat’s driver, said to be a 34 year old Devonshire woman, was apparently unhurt and arrested on suspicion of piloting or being at the helm of a boat while impaired.

She was later released on police bail pending further enquiries.

At this time it is unclear what injuries, if any, her passengers may have sustained.

In a separate incident Monday night, marine police subsequently located a half-submerged boat in the waters near Pearl Island.

Prior to this discovery, two private vessels had transported four people to Albuoy’s Point (one man and three women) that were believed to be aboard the boat when it ran aground.

The three women said to be 27, 32 and 37 years of age respectively, were treated for non-life threatening injuries at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and discharged while the unidentified man – who was apparently unhurt – is understood to have left the Albuoy’s Point area shortly after arrival.

The suspected driver of the half-submerged boat was later located, arrested and released without charge due to insufficient evidence.

The Bermuda Police Service would like to commend those members of the public on the two private vessels for coming to the rescue of the four individuals.

Enquiries continue and any witnesses or persons with relevant information about either marine incident are encouraged to contact the main police telephone number 295-0011.