Toni Lucas, Pincher Creek Voice
At approximately 5 pm on July 29, Pincher Creek Emergency Services responded to a boating accident at the Oldman Dam Windy Point dock
According to RCMP, a 2007 Sky Supreme V212 boat with three men onboard was traveling on the Old Man Dam when suddenly it took a sharp turn into the bank of the Oldman Dam. One of the men was able to flag down a passing boat who called the incident into the Police, Ambulance and Fire department.
The accident took place approximately one mile from the dock. Pincher Creek Emergency Services, Pincher Fire Department, Ambulances, RCMP, and Alberta Parks attended the scene.
According to Fire Chief Dave Cox all three people were injured. Private boats were used to transport two ambulance crews to the scene. Two Alberta Parks boats were used to transport fire fighters and Rescue to the scene.
The patients were transported to the dock area, one in a private boat, and one each in the Alberta Parks boats.
All three men were taken to Pincher Creek Hospital.
One male patient was pronounced deceased at Pincher Creek Hospital.
One male patient was then transported via STARS Air Ambulance to a Calgary hospital.
The third male was treated and released from the Pincher Creek Hospital.
All three men are from the Pincher Creek area.
RCMP are investigating and believe that both speed and alcohol may have been a factor in this accident.
The names of the injured and deceased are not being released at this time.
updated July 30, 2012 at 11:47 am