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Teen Dies in a Boating Crash in a South Florida Canal

August 22, 2011 Boating Accident Injury & Death

News 7 reports Coral Springs Police and Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officials responded to the scene of the accident near the 11000 block of S.W. First Street on the afternoon of August 21st.

Coral Springs Police stated 17-year-old Randolph Bieszczak was inner tubing the canal with two of his friends. Witnesses said the tube carrying Bieszczak hit the bank of the canal. The teen died at the scene.

“We were all taking out this boat, and I went to my house. The next thing you know, I saw the helicopters came,” said Chad Farrell, a friend of the victim.

Bieszczak’s family members mentioned that the teens were not drinking at the time of the fatal incident. “I’ve never seen him drunk, never seen him [with] any type of drugs. Always a good kid, always laughing, having fun,” said the victim’s friend, Krysropher Malarski.

FWC is investigating the fatal accident. Officials said they have not yet filed any charges against the boat’s operator.