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Family of three in intensive care after boating accident near Turku

Two adults and a child were seriously hurt after their boat collided with a bigger vessel in Turku archipelago on Sunday.

A 14-metre boat collided with a smaller one in Nauvo on Sunday. Image: Meripelastuskeskus Turku

A family was seriously hurt in a boating accident in Turku archipelago on Sunday. Two adults and a child, who were transported by two helicopters to Turku University Hospital, remain in intensive care.

The collision between a 14-metre-long vessel and a six-metre boat occurred between Nauvo and Innamo at about 4.00pm on Sunday.

The three-member family in the smaller boat was thrown into the water, while the passengers in the larger boat – also a family of three – escaped without injuries.

The West Finland Coast Guard has started an investigation into the collision.

“We are looking into the navigation data of the bigger boat,” said Jari Nieminen from the Coast Guard.

At the moment, the Coast Guard does not have a clear picture of what happened.

“The site of the accident has relatively good visibility with nothing blocking the view. We still need to find out which boat had right of way,” Nieminen added.

Alcohol does not seem to have played a role in the accident, according to Nieminen.

The Coast Guard is investigating the accident as an aggravated endangerment of traffic safety.

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