AP NEWS

1 dead after being ejected from boat off Florida coast

April 4, 2019

PINE ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — Officials say one person was killed in a boating accident off Florida’s Gulf coast.

The News-Press reports that the crash happened Wednesday morning in the Pine Island Sound, near Captiva Island and Cayo Costa.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says three people were riding in the boat when one person was ejected. Witnesses attempted to revive the victim, who was declared dead at the scene.

Authorities didn’t immediately release the identity of the victim or say what caused the victim to be thrown from the boat.

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Information from: The (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press, http://www.news-press.com