Three People Lucky To Be Alive Following Boat Crash Near Destin

Three people were aboard a boat that crashed into a jetty on Okaloosa Island Sunday night. reports that the crash occurred at about 8:50 p.m. when a “26-foot center console boast came out of the Harbor and was heading West/Northwest” said Destin Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief Mike Landis.

“[A]s soon as they hit the no-wake sign they opened it wide open. He watched them and they just never turned and went straight West right onto Eglin’s property right there. He heard them wide open and then all of a sudden BOOM…,” Landis added.

Landis says he believes that the boat’s captain may not have been paying attention, causing the vessel to strike the beach at full speed.

It is not clear if the three people aboard the boat at the time of the crash were injured.


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