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Boat with tourists capsizes near Caye Caulker #525219
08/17/17 06:00 AM
08/17/17 06:00 AM
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A 23-foot boat with nine passengers and two crew members reportedly capsized in the northern coast of Caye Caulker Village on Tuesday, August, 15th. A search and rescue team was immediately dispatched from E-Z Boy Tours after they received a distress call about the incident. Near 6PM, the occupants of the vessel were found drifting away on the waters of the Caribbean Sea. Everyone was brought to safety and no injuries were reported.

A representative from E-Z Boy told The San Pedro Sun that the weather conditions seemed favourable on Wednesday evening. It had been a bit choppy earlier in the day, but not at the time of the accident. It is believed that the boat, which belongs to a resident on the northern part of Caye Caulker, was overloaded or unbalanced, causing it to tip over. They reported that when they rescued the 11 persons, everyone had their life jackets on, and no one seemed injured. However, they believe the crew members (with Belize City addresses) were operating the boat without a valid license.

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Re: Boat with tourists capsizes near Caye Caulker [Re: Marty] #525231
08/17/17 09:13 AM
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11 people in a 23' boat is just nuts! I love the freedom of less govt. interference but that's a good way to get people hurt or killed. Not good for the economy....

Last edited by SailingWaldo; 08/17/17 09:30 AM.
Re: Boat with tourists capsizes near Caye Caulker [Re: SailingWaldo] #525233
08/17/17 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by SailingWaldo
11 people in a 23' boat is just nuts! I love the freedom of less govt. interference but that's a good way to get people hurt or killed. Not good for the economy....

perfect example of why governments interfer

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