Names released in fatal overnight boat crash

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Boat crash kills 1

PORT SHELDON TWP, Mich.–One person is dead and three others are injured after a boat crash early Saturday morning, according to officials.  The name of the man killed in the crash has been released as Matthew Boomstra, a 24-year-old Byron Center resident.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office said it was a single-boat crash at the north pier in Port Sheldon Twp. around 12:50 a.m. Apparently, the boat was traveling southbound on Lake Michigan when it hit the outside wall of Pigeon Lake North Pier.

Officials said there were four people on board the boat at the time. One was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other three were taken to  Grand Rapids-area hospitals.  The injured passengers were named Saturday afternoon as Travis Buckley, a 27-year-old man from Hudsonville, Jennifer Hielkema, a 23-year-old woman from Byron Center, and Alberto Diez, a 24-year-old man from Byron Center. Port Sheldon boat crash

The U.S. Coast Guard, Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit and Road Patrol, Port Sheldon Fire & Rescue, as well as several ambulance agencies assisted at the scene.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

1 Comment