Multiple news sources are reporting that at approximately 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2015, a boat carrying five people crashed into a concrete dock near the 3200 block of Northeast 38th Street, along the Intracoastal Waterway in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The boat that crashed into the dock is believed to have been traveling with a second boat, apparently carrying another five people. One person was thrown from the boat. Although this person was pulled from the water and efforts were made to resuscitate him, the person did not survive. Two others were transported to Broward Health Medical Center with what have been described as “potentially life-threatening injuries.” None of the identities of the boaters have been released. However, neighbors who were interviewed after the crash reported that the boaters appeared to be in their early twenties or possibly late teen years.
An investigation is underway by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (“FWC”) and the Ft. Lauderdale Police Department. Details including the cause of the crash are not known. It is also unknown what types of boats are involved or whether the second boat was involved in any way with the collision. We will continue to follow the joint investigation by the FWC and Ft. Lauderdale Police Department.
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