Boats collide, no one hurt

ODNR: Occupants blame each other for crash.
Sandusky Register Staff
Jun 4, 2014

No one was injured in a two-boat crash on the Portage River in Port Clinton Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

It remains unclear just how the two boats collided, and the crash is still under investigation by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, or ODNR.

"It's a 'he said,' 'she said,' kind of thing," U.S. Coast Guard Lieutenant Jillian Lamb said.

The boats were towed by ODNR as part of the investigation.

No one was injured, Lamb said, and the two drivers were taken safely to shore.

A dispatcher of the U.S. Guard's Ninth District said she thought the two engaged in horseplay.

"The story is they were messing around, being (mean) to each other," she said.

Lamb said one boat was a 21-foot bass boat, but the other did not have a description.

The U.S. Coast Guard Station Marblehead has had a busy boating season already.

On Monday, Coast Guard crews aided a boater whose boat drifted onto rocks on the East Harbor after its engine failed.

On Saturday May 25, crews assisted five people on a boat near Catawba Island.

Lamb said life-jackets are imperative in these situations.