Ripley, OH – One Killed in Fatal Boating Accident at Ripley Boat Club
Ripley, OH (September 1, 2020) – On Saturday, August 29, one person was confirmed dead following a collision involving two boats on the Ohio River near Ripley. The accident took place at the Ripley Boat Club later that evening at around 10:15 p.m.
Initial reports revealed that a pontoon and a speed boat collided. Five people reportedly fell into the water, two of whom were missing immediately following the incident. Three of the involved parties were rescued by emergency responders.
At least one of the victims was flown by Air Care to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for the treatment of sustained injuries. Officials later announced on Monday, August 31, that one of the missing parties was found dead. One of the involved parties is reportedly still missing.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is being managed by local authorities. No further updates have been provided at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Boating Accidents in Ohio
Boating is a wonderful pastime, but just like occupants of passenger cars, people traveling on these vessels are also at risk of being involved in a serious accident. According to a report from the United States Coast Guard, there were 633 boating fatalities reported across the country in 2018. Alcohol is involved in a significant portion of these fatalities, contributing to 100 deaths in 2018 and accounting for nearly 19% of boating fatalities. The leading causes of boating accidents include operator inattention and inexperience, machinery failure, and excessive speed.
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