CORNWALL Ontario – Cornwallites got to watch a live rescue as a boat working on the Seaway International Bridge Demolition sunk early this afternoon.
The Lac Manitoba, owned by Nadro Marine sunk after smoke was reported to be seen.
No injuries have been reported as of press time.
The bridge spans the channel between Cornwall and Akwesasne en route to NY State.
Witness Jerry Atchison reported to CFN:
That happened at the bridge but I only knew something was up by the smell. The smell of diesel fuel was almost enough to choke you and make you look for fresh air.
I was at the baseball area near race St on my bike when I noticed it. The smell got worse all the way to the band shell then once I was at the dock behind the wing I couldn’t smell it anymore and most people weren’t even aware that fuel had been spilled because you can’t smell it where the boat was flipped over.
I’m telling you, there had to be lots and lots of fuel spilled into the water.