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Operator Who Left the Scene of a Biscayne Bay Boating Accident Wanted by Law Enforcement

September 22, 2015 Florida Boat Accident Law

FWC Biscyane Bay Accident.jpgThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is looking for a boater who left the scene of an accident last Sunday after his boat injured a man in Miami’s Biscayne Bay. According to law enforcement, the victim was helping the other person push their boat off and was badly cut by the propeller. The boat operator then left the scene. The victim was brought by fireboat to Sea Isle Marina and then transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital. The boat is described as white, 20 feet long with a different color Bimini top.

Federal law requires that a boater involved in an accident to remain at the scene and render necessary assistance to each injured person to save that person from danger caused by the marine casualty, so far as the individual in charge can do so without serious danger to his vessel, himself or individuals on board.

If you have any information about the identity of the boat operator, please contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s 24 hour hot-line at 888-404-FWCC (3922).