Boat slams into Burns Harbor breakwall

Boat slams into breakwall at Burns Harbor port. (Coast Guard)

June 8, 2011 12:26:52 PM PDT
Two men were injured -- one critically -- when their boat slammed into a breakwall at the port at Burns Harbor early Wednesday morning.

The Coast Guard was called around 3:45 a.m. Rescue crews took the men -- neither of whom was thrown from the 33-foot-long boat in the impact -- to Portage Marina. One was airlifted to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. He remains in critical condition. The other was treated and released from a local hospital.

The Coast Guard says the boat was speeding at the time of the crash.

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