Two killed in Lorain boating accident

LORAIN, Ohio-- A boating accident in Lorain Harbor killed two people on the Fourth of July.

It happened at about 10:50 p.m. Wednesday after the fireworks.

The Coast Guard said the 20-foot boat hit the steel break wall with three people on board.

Tim Moore (Family photo)

Witnesses said two good Samaritans steered their boat towards the damaged craft to help. They administered first aid to the victims and helped the 10-year-old boy to safety.

A man died at the scene and a woman was taken to Mercy Health Regional Medical Center, where she died, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources said. The boy suffered minor injuries.

The one victim was identified by his family as 54-year-old Tim Moore, of Lorain.

"He had a big heart and loved to hunt and fish with his grandson and spend time with his grandkids. This is a tragic loss to our family," his family said in a statement to FOX 8.

ODNR will investigate the cause of the crash.