Woman and girl suffer serious injuries following Oulton Broad speedboat crash

Lowestoft Coastguard. Pic: Supplied.

Lowestoft Coastguard. Pic: Supplied. - Credit: Archant

A woman and young girl are in serious but stable conditions in hospital following a boating crash on Oulton Broad.

Police and the Broads Authority are carrying out investigations into the incident which happened at about 11pm last night.

A man, woman and two children were aboard a RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) which was in collision with a stationary vessel near Waveney and Oulton Broad Yacht Club.

All four were taken to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston.

The woman and a girl, believed to be seven-years-old, remain in hospital, both in a serious but stable condition.

It is understood the woman suffered a fractured back and skull and the girl has been transferred to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital suffering with head injuries.

Another girl, aged 10, and the man suffered minor injuries and are understood to have been released from hospital.

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A spokesman for the Broads Authority said: 'Broads Authority officers will be working with Suffolk Police, the Marine Accident Investigation Branch and the Marine and Coastguard Agency to investigate the collision. We wish a full recovery to those involved.'

A spokesman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said Lowestoft and Southwold Rescue teams were alerted by a member of the public who called 999, and confirmed the Maritime Accident Investigation Branch had been informed about the incident.

The East of England Ambulance Service, Suffolk Police and the Suffolk Fire Brigade also attended.

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