Boat crashes into Lake Erie breakwater, 2 killed
LORAIN, Ohio — Authorities say a boat crashed into a Lake Erie breakwater after a northeast Ohio fireworks show, killing a husband and wife and slightly injuring the man’s 10-year-old grandson.
The (Elyria) Chronicle-Telegram reports the U.S. Coast Guard says the accident occurred around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday near Lorain. Both the husband and wife were found unresponsive by rescuers.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife died at a hospital. The grandson was treated for minor injuries.
Neither the Coast Guard nor the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has released the names of those on the boat.
A Coast Guard petty officer says crews are checking buoys and other equipment to determine if there were any failures that contributed to the crash. (AP) Photo by mikequozl