Photo: Raised boat

Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2003

Workers aboard the Poundstone barge tie lines onto the Reel Time charter boat Wednesday at the Auke Bay harbor. The boat smashed into a concrete floating breakwater at the entrance of the harbor Friday night and sank next to the dock in about 120 feet of water. James Backer and two passengers, a 23-year-old man and 19-year-old Brenna Hall, were injured and taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital. Hall was later flown to Seattle for treatment. The name of the third victim was not released. Juneau police said that speed and alcohol may have been factors in the incident. However, charges had not been filed as of Wednesday and the case is under investigation.

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