Earlier this month just east of Boca Chita Key, a deadly boat accident claimed the life of a 72-year-old man. According to one local news report by CBS Miami, the 23-foot boat carrying the man capsized when it was swamped by a wave.
Evidently, when emergency crews responded, three people had been thrown from the boat into the sea. Upon their arrival, one man had entered cardiac arrest. Responders performed CPR on the elderly man and took him to Mercy Hospital. They were able to keep his heart rate and blood pressure up until arrival at the hospital. Unfortunately, however, he died a short time after he was admitted.
The other two people aboard the boat survived the accident.
Boating Accidents in Florida
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