Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to collision in Boston Harbor

A Coast Guard Station Boston 45-foot response boat crew stands by at Long Wharf in Boston, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 after responding to a collision between a water taxi and sailboat in Boston Harbor. Only one minor injury was reported and the patient was released after being treated at the scene. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA3 Andrew Barresi)

A Coast Guard Station Boston 45-foot response boat crew stands by at Long Wharf in Boston, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 after responding to a collision between a water taxi and sailboat in Boston Harbor. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA3 Andrew Barresi)

BOSTON — The Coast Guard along with state and local agencies responded to a collision between a water taxi and a sailboat on a mooring ball Thursday afternoon near Long Wharf in Boston Harbor.

One minor injury was reported, and the patient was treated and released at the scene.

A Coast Guard Station Boston rescue crew along with the Boston Fire Department, Boston Police Department, and Massachusetts Environmental Police all responded to the scene at around 5 p.m.

The water taxi had one operator and seven passengers. One passenger sustained a minor injury to his nose and was treated at the scene. The sailboat had three people on board none of which were injured.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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