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Jupiter Man Critically Injured after Boat Strikes Intracoastal Waterway Channel Marker

May 24, 2011 Boating Accident Injury & Death

The Palm Beach Post reports Kai Woodstock, 26, from Jupiter was critically injured on the night of May 21st when the boat he was riding in struck a lighted channel marker in the Intracoastal Waterway near Marcinski Road. Woodstock was flown by trauma hawk to St. Mary’s Medical Center after the accident, which occurred around 9:46 p.m., according to a spokeswoman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC).

Woodstock was one of five passengers in the boat. According to Jupiter Police, the boat’s operator, Timothy Doran, 21, fled the scene on foot after the accident. It is not known whether Doran was injured. The FWC has kept the boat and its contents as evidence.

Though law enforcement believes Alcohol to be a factor, the FWC is investigating how the accident occurred.

News coverage of the boat accident.