Press release/June 29,2015
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is investigating a boat crash that killed one individual Sunday and injured three more during the Thunder on the Narrows race off Kent Island.
Names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Coast Guard Sector Baltimore watchstanders received a call at approximately 5:30 p.m. stating a race boat lost control and struck onlookers who were together on spectator boats.
Event sponsors pulled individuals from the water following the incident. Two individuals were medevaced by helicopter, and another individual was medevaced by land.
Maryland Natural Resources Police were on scene and responded as well as assets from the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Two Coast Guard members were aboard MNRP assets as part of on-going, joint boarding teams efforts.
The incident is currently under investigation by the U.S. Coast Guard.