BLYTHE ( —  Officials said alcohol played a contributing role in a  boat crash on the Colorado River near Blythe Saturday afternoon that left 13 people injured, including two of them critically.

The boat crashed onto some rocks near a resort in the 33000 block of Highway 95 about 5:10 p.m., Jennifer Fuhrman of the Riverside County Fire Department said.

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The two most seriously injured victims were airlifted from the scene, authorities said.

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Ground ambulances took 11 others to hospitals. Four of them sustained moderate injuries and seven had only minor injuries, Fuhrman said.

Alcohol was believed to have played a role in the crash, according to Riverside County sheriff’s Deputy Mike Vasquez.

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All of the victims were aboard the boat, he said.