26-year-old Baldwin woman dies in tubing accident
A young woman from Baldwin was killed Father's Day weekend while tubing.
Police say 26-year-old Sabina Singh was killed Sunday evening while riding on a recreational tube being towed by a powerboat in the creek.
Witnesses say the boat was traveling at a high rate of speed, turned and flung the tube into a bulkhead at the Middle Bay Country Club Golf Course.
Thomas Burke was on the 11th tee and saw two people fall off the tube and Singh hit the bulkhead.
Burke is a trained lifeguard and says he immediately dove into the water to help.
"I realized she wasn't breathing," said Burke. "I quickly checked her pulse and then we started screaming 'Call 911.''
People on the boat pulled everyone out of the water as Burke performed CPR and motored across the creek to the family's house to await an ambulance.
Singh was pronounced dead at an area hospital.
"It was just a sad story," said Burke. "It was Father's Day and the father was on the boat. It should have been more of a time for celebration than what really occurred."
Neighbors say it's not unusual to see boats out on the creek, especially on a holiday weekend, but accidents they say are rare.
"Worst I ever seen," said neighbor Noel Besdel. "Ever, ever, ever seen."
Sonia Singh says her older sister was like a mother to her, and she does not know how she will go on.
"She was taken from us way too soon. And I know she is with God now and I love her very, very much," said Sonia Singh.