PORT SHELDON TOWNSHIP,Mich. — According to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s department a mechanical issue caused a 36-foot power boat to slam into a smaller 17-foot boat on September 1 in Lake Michigan. Deputies were called out to Lake Michigan just south of Port Sheldon Piere around 6pm. According to reports the driver of the powerboat said he experienced a mechanical issue and turned around to look at the engine compartment, a 17-foot Starcraft was anchored in front of him. The driver said due to the mechanical issue he could not turn and hit the Starcraft. 58-year old Barbara Romoie from Grand Haven was a passenger in the Starcraft and was thrown from the boat. Ramoie suffered minor head injuries and was taken to North Ottawa Community Hospital where she is listen in good condition.
Posted at 10:35 AM, Sep 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-02 10:35:12-04
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