Canoe Accident Kills Florida Man

The day after Christmas, a 30-year-old man from Oviedo, Florida was killed when his canoe capsized. Neighbors reportedly tried unsuccessfully to rescue the man after he fell into the water. The Seminole County Sherriff’s office dive team discovered the boat accident victim’s body around 3:25pm.

The victim was apparently not wearing a life jacket, though investigators and rescue crews did see personal flotation devices nearby.

The medical examiner will determine the man’s cause of death. The boat accident is being investigated by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. A Wildlife spokesperson notes that cold temperatures make caution extra important during the winter months.

Source: Oviedo man dies in boating accident, Orlando Sentinel, December 26, 2009
Contact a South Florida boat accident attorney if you have been injured in a boating accident.

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