Law enforcement investigations in Florida boating accidents in which children die from injuries

Law enforcement is conducting an investigation into a boating accident that killed a 7-year-old child in Charlotte County, Florida. The incident occurred about 9 a.m. on the morning of July 9th near the Stump Pass area of Placida. The boy was in a 20-foot boat with his father and 11-year-old brother. Reports indicate that the boy was sitting at the back of the boat when his father turned on the engine. Unfortunately, the father applied too much throttle which caused the boy to fall off the back of the boat and into water. The boy made contact with the engine’s propeller severely injuring him. The child was transported to the Englewood Emergency room where he later died from his injures.

Law enforcement investigations in Florida boating accidents in which children die from injuriesLaw enforcement investigations the killing of 7-year old child, Charlotte County in accidents. Placida pass near the stump about 9 this morning took place the morning of July 9 event. The boy in the 20-foot boat, and as young as 11 years old with his father’s brother. Reports indicate that boy sitting behind the boat, and when his father opened the engine. Unfortunately, father applying too much throttle caused the boy from the back of the boat and fell in the water. Boy made contact with the propeller of the engine seriously hurt him. Children were rushed to the emergency room, where he later died of his injuries in Englewood.

Spode Stewart, Director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee pointed out that “at this time we believe it was just unfortunate … No charges were waiting for his father.

Law enforcement investigations in Florida boating accidents in which children die from injuries

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