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Category: Boating Accident Injury & Death

Florida Teen Injured in Boating Accident

June 28, 2011 Boating Accident Injury & Death

First Coast News reports a 13 year old Florida boy suffered wounds to his face after a boat accident on June 25th.
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission investigators stated the teenager was operating a small boat in canals around Granada Terrace in Ponte Vedra, Florida when he lost control and either fell or jumped into the canal. While in the water, the boat’s propeller struck him on the side of his face.
The teenager was medevaced by helicopter to Shands Jacksonville […]

Florida TowBoat U.S. Captain Attempts Ocean Rescue Drunk

June 22, 2011 Boating Accident Injury & Death

Timothy Pooler.jpgThe South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports Boynton Beach, Florida TowboatU.S. captain Timothy R. Pooler attempted to rescue a disabled recreational boat drunk on June 19th. Lionel Casey and Lewis Dames of Fort Lauderdale were 25 miles off Delray Beach when their motor died. Pooler, 63, arrived at the scene four hours after being dispatched drunk. After attaching a tow line, he towed the disabled […]

Father Charged with Reckless Boating in Connection with a Crash that Killed 2 Teens

June 19, 2011 Boating Accident Injury & Death

Brais & Brais reported in February, Ted Hanner, 49, of Middleburg, Fl was operating his 18′ Baja motor boat when he crashed into a tree covered shoreline killing his son Travis and son’s girlfriend Halee Mickey. Recently the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) cited Hanner for reckless operation.
The FWC documents reveal that Hanner left the Baja’s controls and was pumping a fuel line bubble at the back of the boat when the collision occurred. Hanner told investigators the […]

Personal Watercraft Accident Leaves Passenger in the Hospital

May 30, 2011 Boating Accident Injury & Death

The Daytona-Beach News Journal reports a personal watercraft accident occurred in the Intracoastal Waterway between Ponce Inlet and New Smyrna Beach. The accident happened about 3:45 p.m. on March 29 — the operator was arrested for boating under the influence. After being ejected from the personal watercraft, the female passenger was airlifted to Bert Fish Medical Center in New Smyrna Beach. Her condition is presently unknown.

Singer Sean Kingston Crashes Personal Watercraft into Miami Bridge

May 30, 2011 Boating Accident Injury & Death

The Miami-Herald reports Miami born pop singer Sean Kingston, 21, crashed a personal watercraft into Palm Island Bridge in Biscayne Bay around 6 p.m. on May 29. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission stated Kingston was driving the personal watercraft with a female passenger on board when the accident occurred. A passing boater saw the accident and took the two aboard. Miami-Beach Fire Rescue took Kingston and his passenger to Ryder Trauma Center. Though their medical […]