Man lies to investigators about how many passengers on boat after crash in Fall River, police say

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) — Fall River police said two men were sent to the hospital Friday night after a boat crash.

The crash happened just before 10 p.m. on the Taunton River.

Capt. Barden Castro said that a 43-year-old Mansfield man and a 44-year-old North Easton man hit the pier of the former Shell Oil tank farm at the end of New Street.

Initially, one of the men told investigators that there was a third man on the boat, according to the captain.

However, Castro said after officers went to look for that person, the man later admitted that he lied and that there were only two people on the boat.

Both men, whose names weren’t immediately released, were taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries.

Massachusetts Environmental Police are investigating the boat crash.

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