Florida Fish and Wildlife Continues To Investigate Deadly Clay County Boat Crash

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Posted: June 17, 2022

Investigators continue to look into the deadly boat crash that occurred on Black Creek earlier this week.

News4Jax.com reports that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is looking into the tragedy, which saw a female passenger ejected from a 20-foot boat after it struck a boat house dock Tuesday.

Though a good Samaritan pulled her from the water and performed CPR, the victim died of her injuries.

James Widergren lives in the area where the incident occurred. “Black Creek does have a lot of sharp turns and areas that get tight. This particular area is probably 800 yards of straight. It’s very straight. It’s one of the wider parts of the creek, so this particular area wouldn’t be somewhere where someone would come around a blind turn and get thrown,” he told news4Jax.

Authorities have identified the victim as Heather D. Anan of Fleming Island.