Monday's power outage related to boating incident
*UPDATE, 1:52 p.m., May 2: The boil water notice has been lifted.
Two boating citations have been issued in connection to a power outage Monday morning on Marco Island.
The outage caused the water distribution pressure to fall below 20 psi for approximately 50 seconds, according to a report from the Marco Island Police Department. A precautionary boil water notice remains in effect.
The outage occurred around 8:40 a.m. when, according to the MIPD, a marine barge came into contact with power lines at 815 Rose Court.
No injuries were reported in connection with the incident.
Power was restored to the island by 9 a.m.
In an email, MIPD says the barge is owned by Duane Thomas Marine Construction of Marco Island.
Police say William R. Rans, 27, of Naples, an employee of the company was piloting the boat/barge combination. Rans was issued two boating citations: Failure to maintain a proper lookout and no boater education card.