Update: Girl Critically Injured in Millsboro Boat Accident
UPDATE (1:30 p.m. June 17):
STATEMENT FROM DNREC:
Delaware Natural Resources Police within the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife responded to a boat accident early Thursday evening on the Indian River near the NRG power plant. The accident – which occurred while a boater was pulling six juveniles on two tubes behind a mid-sized center-console boat with 75-horsepower outboard motor – resulted in serious injuries to one of the juveniles and lesser injuries to two other people. Another boat in the area picked up the three individuals involved in the accident and took them to the dock at NRG’s Millsboro power plant, where they were treated by paramedics and local fire companies. One juvenile was flown by Delaware State Police Aviation unit to A.I. duPont Hospital and another was transported to Beebe Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Delaware Natural Resource Police are investigating the incident.
One girl was critically injured and at least one other child was injured last night during a boating accident that involved a boat pulling children on tubes. The boat eventually struck a dock in the Millsboro area.
It was reported around 5:15 p.m. at the end of Warwick Road which is off the Indian River Bay.
Five fire companies, Trooper 2, the Coast Guard and DNREC marine police responded. One report indicated that five children were involved in the mishap.
A Good Samaritan vessel also came to the rescue.
Trooper 2 landed at the Indian River powerplant to fly an approximately 12-year-old girl to a trauma center with critical injuries. Also, a 15-year-old girl was taken by ground to a hospital with less serious injuries.