A Rock man is hospitalized after a boating accident Monday evening. The Delta County Sheriff Marine Patrol responded to the accident in the waters of Big Bay de Noc at 6:35 p.m.
Seventy-year-old Richard Ranguette of Garden was driving a 33-foot pleasure vessel off of Fairport when he struck an 18-foot fishing vessel operated by 55-year-old Gregory Frazier of Rock. Two passengers on the Ranguette vessel boarded Frazier's boat and administered first aid until an EMT from Tri Star EMS arrived on scene.
Ranguette's vessel sustained minor damage while Frazier's vessel sustained heavy damage. Frazier was transported to Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital by Rampart EMS where he is listed in fair condition. Ranguette and his four passengers were not hurt.
The Delta County Sheriff Department said alcohol does not appear to be a factor. The marine patrol will determine if citations are necessary.