Separate boat crashes in Cape Cod and the Ozarks leave 1 dead and 13 injured, authorities say

Norman Ray
Norman Ray

Global Courant

Separate boat crashes in Massachusetts and Missouri over the weekend resulted in multiple injuries and at least one death.

A 17-year-old girl was killed and five other people injured when a boat crashed into a jetty in Cape Cod on Friday night. according to the Massachusetts State Police (MSP).

The boat crashed into Sesuit Harbor in Dennis, Massachusetts, around 9 p.m. local time, Massachusetts State Police said Sunday morning.

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The body of the 17-year-old was recovered at 11:30 p.m. local time by MSP’s regional diving team with help from the Dennis Fire-Rescue team, authorities said. She was pronounced dead on the spot.

In a letter obtained by ABC News to students and staff at Dover Sherborn High School, the school identified the teen who died as Sadie Mauro.

“Our school community is devastated and heartbroken,” the school said. “Sadie’s smile could light up a room, she had a heart of gold and the sweetest spirit. She had such a strong sense of self and loved adventure and all things outdoors. A hard-working student and great athlete, Sadie was genuinely and effortlessly kind.”

The principal of the school said the school will be offering counseling services for students and staff on Monday.

Another passenger, described as a teenager, suffered a head injury and was sent to Cape Cod Hospital for treatment, according to MSP.

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The MSP Marine Unit and the Underwater Recovery Unit will dive on Sunday and search the crash site for debris from the boat as their investigation continues.

Mauro’s death is being investigated by the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit for the Cape and Islands District, the Dennis Police Department, and the Cape and Island District Attorney’s Office.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, eight people were injured Saturday after a drunk boater crashed ashore and hit a home in the Lake of the Ozarks.

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The incident occurred at 11:55 p.m. Saturday, local time, when the 1,200-horsepower boat ran aground, crashed into a house on the shore, flipped over and ejected its seven passengers and driver, according to the Highway Patrol.

Two passengers suffered minor injuries, five passengers and the driver of the boat suffered serious injuries, the Highway Patrol said.

In a press releasethe Lake Ozark Fire Protection District said one person was in critical condition.

The driver of the boat, Adam Ramirez, 47, of Huntington Beach, Calif., was charged twice with driving under the influence on Sunday morning, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. He has since been released for medical treatment.

The home, which was occupied at the time of the incident, sustained “extensive damage,” according to the Highway Patrol and the Lake Ozark Fire Protection District.

Separate boat crashes in Cape Cod and the Ozarks leave 1 dead and 13 injured, authorities say

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