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1 dead, 6 injured in Woodbine Beach boat crash

Last Updated Sep 3, 2020 at 10:46 pm EST

A 47-year-old man is dead and six others were injured after a boat crashed into rocks at Woodbine Beach on Thursday afternoon.

The Marine Rescue Unit was called to the area just after 12:30 p.m. after a 20-foot bowrider lost control and crashed into rocks about 90 metres from shore.

Lifeguards were able to reach the boat to try and help the injured.

A man was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries, where he later died. Police have not identified the victim.

Police say the remaining five passengers and the 46-year-old operator of the boat were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Police could not say if life jackets were worn by the boaters as the cause into the fatal crash continues.

Witness Mehrnoosh Izadi says she saw the boat moving sideways seconds before it collided into the shore.

“I was looking at it because it was getting pretty close to the rocks but it didn’t seem to be steering away from it,” she said.

“It was moving pretty fast and crashed into the rocks. It kept moving to the side, which I thought was weird, because there were rocks right there.”