Colombian navy personnel rescued 20 tourists after their boat collided with another vessel, the military reported Monday.
The incident occurred in the Pacific waters of Buenaventura Bay, in Valle del Cauca province, the navy said in a communique.
“The people were helped and taken from the water by personnel from the Buenaventura Coast Guard Station as they were carrying out monitoring and tourist control operations,” the statement said.
After receiving first aid, the tourists who had been on board the Timbica were taken to a hospital where they received specialized medical attention.
Initial accounts say the collision occurred due to the negligence of the pilot of the tourists’ boat.
The crewmembers of the two vessels suffered bruises in the collision.