Two Seriously Injured in High-Speed Hit and also Run inSt John

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Damage to the light weight aluminum skiff (USCG)

Coast Guard aquatic private investigators are trying to find the driver of a little watercraft that was associated with a hit and also run event on the evening of January 24 inSt John’s Cruz Bay.

At concerning 2100 hrs that night, a little light weight aluminum skiff was leaving Cruz Bay when a white-hulled facility console watercraft of concerning 20-30 feet in size competed right into the harbor at broadband. It rammed the skiff, seriously harming both of the skiff’s guests. One was tossed right into the water and also continual several injuries, and also the various other was knocked subconscious and also continual serious injuries.

Good samaritans showed up promptly and also offered aid to the sufferers. They drew the damaged traveler out of the water and also took the various other traveler to the dock. The 2 sufferers were carried to the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital inSt Thomas, and also one stays hospitalized terminally ill.

The white-hulled vessel proceeded right into Cruz Bay at broadband, reversed and also got away the scene, without quiting to offer support or to look at the various other vessel. The suspicious watercraft was later on detected while its drivers were placing it on a trailer near the Cruz Bay watercraft ramp, and also it was lugged away inland. It is thought the white-hulled vessel endured substantial damages to the bow as an outcome of the accident.

The Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment St Thomas is examining the event in combination with the Virgin Islands Police Department and also Department of Planning and alsoNatural Resources The private investigators are requesting for the general public’s aid in determining the suspicious vessel and also its drivers.