American Loses Arm In Boating Accident


Tribune Staff Reporter


THE American man who was recently injured in a boating accident in Exuma has lost his arm, Superintendent Shanta Knowles confirmed yesterday.

The 63-year-old man has since been airlifted to the United States, according to Health Minister Dr Duane Sands. The incident occurred on Sunday evening in George Town, Exuma.

“According to reports, shortly before 5pm, a tour boat was sailing in Elizabeth Harbour, George Town, when the captain felt something hit the rear of the boat,” the police report states. “He and others made a check of the water and discovered a male with injuries to his hand.

“The injured man was retrieved from the water and transported to the Exuma medical facility where he was treated and later airlifted to a hospital on New Providence. He is listed in serious condition.”

Supt Knowles, police press liaison officer, added “nothing suggests” the victim was on the boat.

Dr Sands told The Tribune yesterday, after being taken to Princess Margaret Hospital, the man was airlifted to the United States at 10.30am on Monday.

This incident occurred a little over a year after a horrific boat explosion in Exuma claimed the life of an American woman and seriously injured two others who lost limbs.

Shortly after 9am on June 30 last year, the 40ft chartered Four C’s Adventures tour boat was travelling in waters off Barraterre, Exuma, with ten tourists and two Bahamians on board, when an engine exploded, causing the boat to catch fire.

The company’s owner and one of his captains will stand trial in 2020 over allegations of negligence in the fatal tour boat explosion.


joeblow 1 year, 2 months ago

How dare there be a boating accident involving a non-Bahamian, let the regulation of boat propellers begin!


tell_it_like_it_is 1 year, 2 months ago

Yes, but was anything actually done after Four C's... or just more smoke and hot air?


Sickened 1 year, 2 months ago

Lol! They ga soon ban boat propellors. Only oars made from foreign wood - so there is no chance for splinters. Ouchy!


tell_it_like_it_is 1 year, 2 months ago

Obviously the government needs to take a deeper look at the maritime industry.
After 4 C's, it seems everything went quiet.


Dawes 1 year, 2 months ago

They still investigating 4 C's. meanwhile 4 C's has reopened under a new name. Of course in our corrupt country there is nothing wrong with that.


Gotoutintime 1 year, 2 months ago

Sounds like they ran over the dude!---Need a lookout!


DDK 1 year, 2 months ago

This is NOT funny and if the boat ran over a swimmer, the tragic accident should be PROPERLY and OPENLY investigated........


Well_mudda_take_sic 1 year, 2 months ago

These foreign swimmers and snorklers just can't get a break...if a shark doesn't take one or more of their limbs, a boat propeller certainly will !


Clamshell 1 year, 2 months ago

... the government, meanwhile, is trying to figure how to charge them 12% VAT for a shark bite.


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