NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Eight people were injured in a boat accident in the area of Buck Cay, Exuma, on Saturday.
According to police, the vessel was carrying 22 people – three crew members and 19 passengers – when it collided with a reef shortly after 8 pm.
The passengers and crew were assisted to the mainland by other boaters and the injured were transported to the hospital.
In a statement, police said five men and three women were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The vessel was reportedly discovered partially submerged underwater, and an investigation has been launched into the incident.
In a Facebook post, Exuma MP Chester Cooper advised that all passengers have been accounted for.
Cooper said the most serious injury was a broken leg.
New Providence and Abaco remain on 24-hour lockdown, as the country continues to grapple with increasing COVID-19 cases.
Restrictions on Grand Bahama and other Family Islands have been rolled back.