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Four-year-old crashes boat into ferry on Swiss lake

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Boat on Lake Constance. File photo: bizzbank/Depositphotos
08:37 CEST+02:00
A 42-year-old man and his son were injured when their rental motorboat collided with a ferry on Lake Constance on Sunday after the father left his son, aged four, at the wheel.
The accident occurred shortly after 2.30pm near the Romanshorn port on the Swiss side of the lake, Thurgau cantonal police said in a statement.
 
According to the police, the father left his son helming the rental boat. 
 
The four-year-old made a sudden change of direction and they found themselves in the path of a ferry. 
 
Although the father then tried to change direction again, and the ferry also took steps to avoid the rental boat, the two collided.
 
The man and his son were slightly injured and were treated in hospital.
 
The rented motorboat suffered around 3,000 francs of damage but the ferry was not affected, said police.
 
 
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