Boating Accident | Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
Search and rescue efforts by local law enforcement officers in the Florida Keys were commended over the weekend after they saved several passengers from a capsized boat Sunday evening along the Intracoastal Waterway.
According to preliminary incident reports from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) operating within Brevard County, a 12-year-old boy suffered fatal injuries this past Friday morning after he was ejected from a jet ski during a collision with another vessel along the Indian River near Rockledge.
Search efforts are currently underway by the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office and rescue teams with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) as they attempt to find an 18-year-old jet ski rider who fell off his watercraft after crashing into a large wave along the Intracoastal Waterway on February 24th, 2021.
According to deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, a deadly boating accident claimed the life of a 16-year-old female teenager and injured two others over the Halloween weekend after the watercraft they were riding aboard crashed into a metal channel marker on the Intracoastal Waterway along Florida’s western coastline.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is now offering a $5000 reward for any new pertinent information regarding a fatal hit-and-run boating accident which occurred during the early morning hours of May 23rd on Lake Monroe in Seminole County.
Although 4th of July celebrations looked a little different this year due to the coronavirus, and many beaches along Florida’s beautiful coastline were closed this weekend, a handful of them remained open, including a few in Cocoa Beach. Swimmers and boaters flocked to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean to enjoy some socially distanced fun in the sun. Unfortunately, just after the festivities were getting started Friday afternoon, a hit-and-run boating accident involving a teenage swimmer occurred near Alan Shepard Park.
Officials in the town of Bradenton, close to Tampa, are investigating the death of a three-year-old child who was involved in a kayak accident while in the water off the coast of Snead Island in Manatee County. According to the official reports, the incident happened on Saturday, April 27th, although it was not immediately clear at what time it took place.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has opened an investigation into a fatal boating accident that occurred this Easter weekend just off the coast of Miami Beach, involving a dangerous jetty that has caused previous deadly collisions.
A collision on Thursday, January 10th, inside of West Cocoa left numerous people in the hospital while units working with the Brevard County Fire Rescue were engaged in cleaning up and investigating the incident. Early reports suggest that the airboat accident took place close to the Lone Cabbage Fish Camp which is located along a stretch of the St. Johns River that parallels State Road 520.
A boating accident that happened on Melbourne’s Lake Washington on Sunday, January 6th, resulted in one individual suffering from a leg injury. Reports from Florida Today indicate that it was sometime around 2:30 in the afternoon when the incident took place. The precise location of the incident is not currently clear, although the news report did state that the 6000 block of Lake Washington Road was perhaps a place of interest as was the boat ramp leading from this road to the lake itself.