Two boys injured in ATV crash on Bishop’s Beach

An ATV crash and rollover injured two boys about 7 p.m. on July 4 at Bishop’s Beach. Homer Police Chief Mark Robl said the boys ages 9 and 14 had been riding their ATV about a quarter-mile up from the beach parking lot and west of Ocean Shores Motel.

Homer Volunteer Fire Department staff and volunteers had held a barbecue at the fire hall on July 4 before the Homer Independence Day parade and had just finished participating in the parade when the call came in. Medics responded and took the boys by ambulance to South Peninsula Hospital, Robl said.

Robl did not know if the boys wore helmets or what model or kind of ATV they drove.

Under the city’s beach code revised this year, Bishop’s Beach is open to motorized vehicles west or to the right of the beach parking lot. It’s closed east of the parking lot on the other side of a line of boulders.

The Homer Spit is closed to motorized vehicles in the summer. The west end of the Spit from Mariner Park to the seawall is open to drivers picking coal from Oct. 1 to March 31.

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