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3 Injured in Power Boat Crash; Operator Facing Charges

Crews responded to Bristol Harbor around 10:39 p.m. Saturday after reports of people hearing occupants of a power boat crying for help

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Officials say a power boat operator is facing charges after a boat crash in Rhode Island sent three people to the hospital.

Crews responded to Bristol Harbor around 10:39 p.m. Saturday after reports of people hearing occupants of a power boat crying for help.

Gail Mastrati, of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, says the 19-foot vessel crashed into an unattended, moored sailboat.

Mastrati says three people on the boat were taken to Rhode Island Hospital with unknown injuries. She says alcohol-related charges are pending against the boat's operator.

Mastrati says DEM officials have taken custody of the boat.

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