General / Weekend News

Man critically injured in boat collision

By Marion Ali, Assistant Editor

A man is in a critical condition following a boat collision last night near Caye Caulker village, Belize district.

Police say that sometime around 9:45 last night, Guy Cooter Smith, 61, a Canadian, and his son, Cooter Smith,19, were in a dinghy in the sea without proper lighting or reflectors. An oncoming boat belonging to KokoKing Beach accidentally collided into the Smith’s dinghy, rendering the elder Smith unconscious. He is at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital receiving treatment, and police are investigating the incident.

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