A report of 25WPBF on November 9 revealed authorities rescued two people after a boating accident took place near Jupiter Inlet.
Reports said authorities responded to the inlet after they were notified around 7:30 a.m. regarding a boat mishap. Couple Mark and Kathryn Dagostino described the incident, which occurred near their home. Reports later confirmed the two male occupants of the boat were transported to the hospital. Authorities as of reporting have not learned the extent of the injuries sustained by the two boaters. The boat, on the other hand, was pulled out from the water with the help of a truck. The Florida Wildlife Commission personnel are investigating the incident.
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Six teens boating along Middle River in Fort Lauderdale on Aug. 12 were the victims of a serious boating accident that caused five injuries and one fatality. The boat careened into a bridge around midnight due to unknown causes. Three of the teens were in critical condition, two sustained minor injuries, and one teenager died.
One bystander noticed the boat, telling police officials that the boat full of teenagers was speeding significantly. The driver of the boat held a valid boater safety ID but was not the owner of the vessel. Investigators are still uncertain what caused the accident, and they are looking into the circumstances of the collision.
Friends of the victims spoke to authorities and the media, declaring the boating proficiency of all of the girls and boys involved. Since the accident, some of the victims have undergone surgery to treat their conditions. Two of the teenagers have been released from the hospital.
On May 30, a boating accident left one man dead and his girlfriend severely injured, according to NBC Miami on June 1. The couple was sailing with a friend at around 8 p.m. that evening when they crashed into a cement wall. Dalton Shirley and Justina Coronel were with friend Austin Lail at the time of the crash.
Officials at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions report that the boat was side by side with another boat and traveling at high speeds before the tragic incident. Shirley lost control of the water vehicle and was launched from the boat at the time of impact. Eye witnesses confirmed that the second vessel appeared to be friends of the victim and attempted to revive Shirley after pulling him from the water.
Coronel and Lail were taken to Broward Health Medical Center for immediate medical treatment. Lail has been released and Coronel is still recovering from the fatal crash. A criminal investigation is underway, headed by the wildlife commission.
The parents of the deceased have asked for privacy during their time of mourning.