Breaking News Bar
updated: 8/6/2012 8:54 PM

Tour boat hits dock on Chicago River

Success - Article sent! close
Associated Press

Chicago Fire Department officials say at least nine people were injured when a tour boat hit a dock on the Chicago River.

An employee of the two-level boat's operator, Wendella, said Monday the boat lost power during a docking maneuver and hit a concrete wall at full speed.

Order Reprint Print Article
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

Gabriel Arellano, a 29-year-old passenger from Mexico City, told the Chicago Tribune the impact sent people sprawling to the deck.

Fire officials said there were at least 150 passengers on board the boat, which plies Lake Michigan and the river.

Ambulances sent to the scene near Michigan Avenue transported the injured to nearby hospital. Authorities said none of the injuries appeared to be serious.

Wendella temporarily suspended boat tours following the accident.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here