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Woman killed in boat crash

The scene at the ferry terminal in Hamilton after a fatal boat crash tonight (Photograph by Simon Jones)

A woman has died after a collision involving three small vessels in Hamilton Harbour last night.

The accident happened at about 10.50pm and resulted in a further three men being injured.

The victims were all rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital where the woman was pronounced dead. According to Bermuda Maritime Operations, one of the victims suffered a suspected broken leg; all three men were said to still be receiving treatment at 2am.

One of the injured men was arrested on suspicion of operating a vessel while impaired.

Police spokesman Robin Simmons told media at the scene early this morning that no further information would be released until the family of the deceased had been contacted.

Reacting today, Senator Jeff Baron, the Minister of National Security, said in a statement: “This has been such a sad and tragic event, and we extend our sincerest and deepest condolences to the family of the victim and hope for a swift recovery of those injured.

“The Bermuda Police Service continues their investigation into this matter and will keep the public abreast of developments.

“I wish to stress that the public safety of all attending the various events across our island is of paramount concern for our security services personnel; and we continue to encourage care and caution during this very busy time in Bermuda.”

Any witnesses to the accident should contact police at the Criminal Investigation Department on 247-1744.