That boating accident happened right in front of Ole's Resort. I was not there to witness the crash. But did personally see the aftermath, and spoke with both parties involved. The party hit are patron's of Ole's.
Here's what happened. A open bow Crestliner was anchored and fishing near a rock marker buoy in front of the resort. A blue fiberglass Tuffy was traveling at decent rate of speed and broadsided the Crestliner and went up and over it. There were 3 people in each boat!! One guy in the Crestliner took it badly, but did not need to go to the hospital. Everyone else was very shaken up. The guy had many small cuts on his face, arms, legs, and scalp from the glass.
Words from the passenger in in the Tuffy. The motor was not working properly that day. They couldn't get up on plane, and since the driver was operating a tiller he couldn't see where he we was going at all! He was relying on his partners to spot for him. And the at that moment of impact, everyone was looking for the spot near the buoy and didn't see the other boat until the last second! The driver had not been drinking. Not a beer in the last 2 days I was told.
Words from a woman in the Crestliner. She thought someone was playing a practical joke when she saw the boat coming. She screamed and dove for the floor at the last second, and the prop, went just over her back!
Everyone was very lucky to not have been killed in either boat!