An experienced sailor and prominent retired businessman was killed
Friday afternoon after a power boat collided with the sailboat he was
aboard and threw him into the waters of Buzzards Bay.
David J. Walsh, 64, a South Dartmouth resident popularly known as "D.J.",
was the retired president of Teledyne Rodney Metals, a specialty metals
manufacturer, and past chairman of the Buzzards Bay Regatta. The Bristol
County District Attorney’s Office confirmed his death Friday night.
According to the Coast Guard, Mr. Walsh and Warren G. Hathaway, publisher
emeritus of Hathaway Newspapers, part of the SouthCoast Media Group,
were sailing off Padanaram when a 60-foot power boat hit Mr. Hathaway’s
30-foot sailboat, the Padanaram, around 1:30 p.m. Friday near Wilkes