4 Teens Injured in Margate Boating Accident: Fire Officials

Officials said four teens were injured in a Margate boat crash.

By Claudia DoCampo
|  Saturday, Aug 17, 2013  |  Updated 6:34 PM EDT
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A boat containing two female and two male teenagers collided with a pillar near the marina at 101 Rock Island Road Saturday afternoon. NBC 6's Claudia DoCampo has the story.

A boat containing two female and two male teenagers collided with a pillar near the marina at 101 Rock Island Road Saturday afternoon. NBC 6's Claudia DoCampo has the story.

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Four teenagers were injured in a Margate boating accident, officials said.

A 14-foot aluminum boat containing two female and two male teenagers collided with a pillar near the marina at 101 Rock Island Road Saturday afternoon, Margate Fire Chief Dan Booker said.

"They were bleeding a lot," said witness Ronnie Racinos.

Two of the teens, a male and a female, were taken to Broward Health on trauma alert, but officials said that as of Saturday afternoon, the injuries were not life-threatening. The two others were taken to Northwest Hospital for minor injuries.

Booker said the teens were not wearing life vests.

Officials have not yet released additional details of the investigation, but said the driver was most likely going too fast.

Stay with NBC6.com and NBC 6 South Florida for updates.

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