Mechanical problems and inclement weather appear to have been the cause of a chain of events that led to a boating accident that took place on Sunday, Sept. 15 at approximately 4 p.m. off the Boca Grande shoreline.
According to fire reports, emergency personnel were sent to 541 Boca Bay Drive for a hazardous material spill in the water. When they arrived they found a small boat partially submerged, making contact with a private dock. The occupants of the boat, a family including small children, were taking shelter at a nearby residence.
According to the boat’s navigator, they were trying to wait out the storm when their engine cut out, causing the boat to be washed under the dock. The boat was also leaking fuel.
No one was injured in the accident.View More images >>
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