FORMER Shore & Pier Guide
A boat ran into a piling of the old Gulf State Pier in Gulf Shores around 8:30pm. Fire Marshall Keith Martin with the Gulf Shores Fire Department says a pleasure boat hit a piling of the old pier at Gulf State Park. According to Martin a 7 or 8 year old child was knocked unconscious during the accident and has been flown by Life Flight to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. Four other adults in the boat were found covered in fuel from the vessel and taken to South Baldwin Hospital in Foley. Martin says the adults had minor injuries and were all able to walk around. First responders from Alabama Marine Police, Orange Beach as well as the Coast Guard assisted in getting the boat back to shore and treating injuries.