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Two injured after two fishing boats collide at Scappoose Bay Marina

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SCAPPOOSE, OR (KPTV) -

Two people were seriously injured after two fishing boats collided at the Scappoose Bay Marina Saturday.

Crews responded to the collision just before 9:10 a.m. according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

According to the Scappoose Fire District, one boat ran another boat over, causing it to sink.

Officials from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office said one boat had five people inside, and the other boat had two people inside.

Two people were taken to a local hospital with serious injuries according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

Witness Jake Gieszler said at least one of the men life flighted to a hospital.

"No doubt it was the case of someone going to fast and probably not paying attention," Gieszler said. 

The boat that sank has been retrieved, according to Scappoose Fire officials.

According to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, the cause of the crash is still under investigation. 

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