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MAJOR INCIDENT: 9 Children, 4 Adults On Board Boat That Capsized In Palm Beach County

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Rescuers Scrambled, First Believed Incident Was In Delray Beach. Ultimately Determined Further North.

UPDATE: ONE DEAD.

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

UPDATE: 3:49 p.m. Sources tell BocaNewsNow.com that the boat capsized and this was not a crash as initially indicated. We are awaiting details from Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission which has lead jurisdiction.

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A major boat incident that was originally believed to have occurred in Delray Beach but actually occurred near Riviera Beach left rescuers scrambling Saturday afternoon as they tried to find a vessel in distress following a crash.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, Riviera Beach Fire Rescue, U.S. Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission all searched for the incident, ultimately determining that it was close to the Sailfish Marina in Palm Beach Shores.

While rescuers are still assessing the situation, BocaNewsNow.com has learned that one person died. A total of nine children and four adults were involved. The extent of injury is unclear. We have, however, learned that one person was hit by a propellor and someone else went into cardiac arrest. The specifics of what happened also remain unclear, although unconfirmed reports suggest a boat capsized.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

 

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