UPDATE: 5-year-old in ICU after barge crashed into family’s boat
UPDATE: Goodhue County Sheriff’s office released an update on the child that was transported to a hospital after the family’s boat was hit by a barge in Red Wing, Minnesota.
According to Goodhue County Sherriff Marty Kelly, 5-year-old Vincent Koenig is still currently in the Mayo Rochester Pediatric ICU after he was stuck underneath the boat until his father was able to locate him.
Jeremy Koenig, Vincent’s father, was driving the boat when it stalled and then was struck by the barge, capsizing the boat.
The sheriff’s office said when emergency responders arrived at the scene, Koenig and his four children were in the water.
Nearby boaters helped to pull Koenig and three of his children from the river. Vincent remained missing.
The boat was towed to the nearby Red Wing Marina gas dock where Vincent was found under the capsized and sinking boat. Vincent was then lifted to the dock where CPR was started.
The other siblings involved in the accident include Jack Koenig, 11, Felix Koenig, 8 and Hazel Koenig, 3.
RED WING, Minn. (KTTC) – A barge and a boat collided at the Ole Miss Marina, on Friday evening.
County Emergency Communications Center received the call around 5:48 p.m.
The sheriff’s office said when emergency responders arrived at the scene, 45-year-old Jeremy Koenig of Red Wing, and four children were in the water.
The children had life jackets on.
“Koenig and three children were treated at the scene and released. Life-saving measures were performed on one of the children who was transported by ambulance and their condition is unknown at this time. There was no alcohol involved and the preliminary investigation indicates the boat was having mechanical problems and unable to move out of the barge’s path. This is still an active investigation,” said Marty Kelly, Goodhue County Sheriff.
The sheriff’s office said responding agencies included: Pierce County Wisconsin Sheriff’s Office, Ellsworth Wisconsin Fire Department, Red Wing Fire Department, Red Wing Police Department, and Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office.
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