Four injured in Vaal Dam boat accident

2011-10-08 07:51
Johannesburg - Four people were injured when their ski-boat ran onto an island in the Vaal Dam, in the early hours of Saturday morning, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.

The NSRI Vaal Dam volunteer crew were activated at about 02:00, said spokesperson Craig Lambinon.

They found the skipper, a local man from Deneysville in the Free State, with minor lacerations and bruises, two woman from Johannesburg with spinal injuries and another woman with bruises.

"It appears that the boat may have run onto the island at high speed," said Lambinon.

It was not known what caused the boat to run ashore.

The NSRI crew would return to the scene on Saturday morning to look at if the boat could be salvaged.

- SAPA
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