A bridal party on a speedboat turned into a horrible tragedy when then intoxicated skipper of a of a 19-foot Stingray bowrider collided with a construction barge on the Hudson River near the Tappan Zee Bridge , north of New York City. The best man and the bride died in the accident leaving behind an injured and unconsolable husband-to-be.
Alcohol use is the number one contributing factor in deaths for recreational boating in the US.
Last year in New York 11 people died in boating accidents where alcohol use was cited as the primary contributing factor. This number is the highest among all states with a total of 140 deaths for the totality of the US territory in 2012.