One dead, one hurt in German boating accident: Danish navy

6th October 2010, Comments 0 comments

A German tourist died and another seriously injured when their boat capsized between the Danish islands of Langeland and Fyn on Tuesday, the Danish navy said.

The two men and two other survivors -- a 49-year-old father and his 29-year-old son, also from Germany -- were on a fishing trip when their boat was overturned by huge waves and powerful winds in the afternoon.

"Two people made it to the coast after (the motor boat) sank and sounded the alert at 1440 GMT," a navy officer told AFP.

A navy helicopter found the two others floating nearly an hour later off the village of Lundeborg on Fyn.

Doctors at a Copenhagen hospital were unable to save a 52-year-old who suffered from hypothermia.

The injured man was rushed to a hospital at Odense, also on Fyn, where he was in critical condition, a hospital official said.

The navy towed the boat to Lundeborg.

All four people on board had been wearing life vests. Their identity was not immediately known.

© 2010 AFP

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