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Details of incident 33

Swamping record

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Date 26 Mar 2003
Location Chickahominy River, Virginia, USA
Water Temperature  
Boat(s) involved 8+ and 4+
Boat Construction  
Outcome Coach boat rescued a few and threw PFDs to the rest before its engine swamped. Rest of crew in the water 90 mins and had to swim for the shore. Found safety hut, lit fire and awaited rescue 
Description Sudden weather change. Both swamped and sank. Coach boat in attendance, but was disabled by engine swamping - after rescuing only a handful.


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