Coast Guard investigates crash involving Mohawk boat
The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a crash in which two Mohawk men were injured after they allegedly fled in a boat on the St. Lawrence River.

The Indian Time newspaper identified the men as Dennis Kenny "Muskrat" Benedict and Jason Cook. Benedict was reportedly still in the hospital and may have suffered paralyzing injuries, The Plattsburgh Press-Republican reported.

On the evening of April 12, the Regional Drug Task Force in Ontario, Canada, reportedly tried to stop the men's boat near the Seaway International Bridge. The Coast Guard and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection were called to the scene.

The chase ended when the Coast Guard reportedly slammed into the boat. Benedict and Cook were reportedly ejected from the boat.

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is not commenting on the incident until the investigation is complete.

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