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Sunday, July 23, 2017

West Va. Woman Injured After Pontoon Boat Fall

OCEAN CITY — A West Virginia woman was injured on Saturday after falling from a rented pontoon boat in Assawoman Bay and being struck multiple times by the propeller.

According to Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP), Alexa Delatorre, 22, of Morgantown, W. Va., fell from a rented pontoon boat on Saturday and was struck by the vessel’s propeller. Witnesses said Delatorre lost her footing while dancing on the deck, fell over the railing and between the boat’s pontoons. Fellow passengers briefly lost sight of her and then saw her yelling in the water.

One of the six women on the boat, who ranged in age from 21-25, jumped in the water and pulled Delatorre to safety. The victim was brought to the dock just south of 49th Street where emergency medical personnel began treatment. The victim was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center where she was treated for deep cuts to her back, legs and right foot. The boat’s operator passed field sobriety tests administered by NRP officers and no charges have been filed.

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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Next regulation: No Dancing On Moving Watercraft.

Anonymous said...

I've been saying it for 5 years, ban rental boats in OC unless a captain is provided by the company with rental. Mark my words 2 more people will die before the summer is over.

Anonymous said...

No amount of regulations can replace common sense. As they say "You can't fix stupid".

Anonymous said...

Need a railing there or a net guard

Anonymous said...

Boat rentals should be banned unless the person has a captain's license. People with little to no boating experience endanger everyone one the water. Shame on rental companies for turning these people loose with a boat.

Anonymous said...

and just how is this the fault of the driver of the boat may i ask

Anonymous said...

"Fellow passengers briefly lost sight of her and then saw her yelling in the water."

Why didn't the dumb asses have enough sense to turn the fricken motor off!!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
and just how is this the fault of the driver of the boat may i ask

July 18, 2017 at 4:49 PM

No different than the driver of a car, idiot!

Anonymous said...

They need to make these rental companies responsible for these terrible boat accidents involving the propeller. I am getting sick and tire of reading and hearing about it.

Anonymous said...

No now next will be required to be seat belted in

Laurence Adkins said...

Can't they put a cage around the propeller like on a bumper boat?

Anonymous said...

Been renting boats HOW long? More rules, eventually the gov't owns everything. People have to eventually be held accountable for their STUPID actions.

Anonymous said...

Switch to jet drive outboards. North Bay will be glad to sell them to you - over and over and over.

Anonymous said...

That makes too much sense

Zorro said...

West Virginia Dude...what you expect?