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Man killed, RBDF marines injured in Andros boating accident

A man died and two off-duty Defence Force marines are being airlifted to New Providence for emergency medical care after their boat hit a reef in waters near Moxey Town, Andros on Monday night.

The tragic accident happened around 8pm.

The off-duty Marines were aboard a private 16-ft speed boat when it apparently hit a reef off Moxey Town, Andros.

The vessel was badly damaged, and the men were ejected from the boat.

The marines were rescued by local fishermen, who transported them to the clinic in Mangrove Cay for medical treatment.

The other male, a resident of Andros, was found unresponsive near the damaged vessel.

Additional arrangements are being made to have the marines airlifted to New Providence. One of the Marines is alert and the other unconscious.

Police on Andros didn’t find out about the accident until after midnight.

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