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Point boating accident results in injury, damage

 A boating accident off Gloucester Point in the York River has left one person unconscious at an area hospital and caused damage to two boats and several docks in the area.

According to Robert Parlett, spokesperson for the Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, his department responded to a report of a boating accident just before 8 p.m. Sunday. He said the initial report came in that a boat struck a pier.

“The address was reached, and a boat was found to be rammed into a pier in the York River in the front yard, and a patient was on the boat,” Parlett said. “It was learned that the boat had struck an anchored sailboat in the mouth of Sarah Creek and destroyed a dinghy on the sailboat.”

According to Warner Rhodes, deputy chief of law enforcement with the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, there were two occupants on the sailboat, a man and his wife. The couple was not injured in the accident.

The motorboat then proceeded to crash through one pier ...

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