Race has been canceled due to a fatal accident off the coast of Bayhead NJ
Fatal crash reported at Point Pleasant Beach powerboat race https://t.co/z9LJ98ih4L
— Paul hansen (@pjhansen1951) May 21, 2017
One person was killed and two were severely injured while the Point Pleasant Beach Grand Prix race was getting underway on Sunday, according to reports.
The boat races have been canceled for the rest of the day following the crash, and News12 was told the crash happened near Bay Head during the small boat preliminary event.
News12 reported that people appeared somber as they heard the news while sitting on the boardwalks and the beaches.
The event is sponsored by the host club – The New Jersey Powerboat Racing Association – which has been the host club since the race began more than 40 years ago in Point Pleasant Beach.
Point Pleasant Beach Offshore Grand Prix
May 19th, 2017 – May 21st, 2017
Arnold Avenue Parking Lot
Arnold Ave. & Baltimore St., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
– See more at: http://www.visitnj.org/nj-events/point-pleasant-beach-offshore-grand-prix#sthash.f8TVS2BJ.dpuf