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Two Injured After Boats Collide In St. Lucie River In Stuart

Two people were injured after two boats collided in a boating incident in Martin County. According to Martin County Fire Rescue, the two boats were at channel marker 17 in the St. Lucie River when they collided.

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First emergency responders arrived shortly after the boating incident to rescue the injured victims. Both people involved in the crash were transported to hospitals, according to Carol Lyn Parrish, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman.

The victims were first transported to Sandspirit Park and then taken to Martin Memorial South Hospital. One of the victims was reported to have suffered serious traumatic injuries in the crash. The condition of the other victim is unknown at the time of filing this report.

“One of the men taken to the hospital looked unconscious and they had to perform CPR,” said Jose Abrigo, 52, who witnessed the crash.

A Martin County off-duty marine deputy heard the crash and went to assist the injured boaters, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Christine Christofek said. Sheriff’s Office officials worked alongside Martin County Fire Rescue at the site of the two-boat collision near Sandsprit Park.

No information was immediately available on the cause of the crash.  As that information is released this story will be updated.


Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious two-boats collision involving two people, which ultimately, resulted in traumatic injuries. We wish the victims a speedy recovery and hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”

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