1 child dead, 1 trauma alerted after Cape Coral boat crash Posted: May 27, 2017 10:28 AM EST Updated: May 27, 2017 2:26 PM EST
CAPE CORAL, Fla. -
One child is dead and another was sent to the hospital after a boat crash in Cape Coral.
It happened at the base of the Midpoint Bridge in Cape Coral around 9 a.m.
A 32-foot twin-engine vessel with two adults and two children on board was headed to Key West when they struck the base of the bridge.
Florida Fish and Wildlife officials say they were traveling at the right place to go under the bridge.
Twelve-year-old Noah Pollock died and 10-year-old Wade Pollock, was sent to a Tampa hospital in critical condition.
The boat driver, 72-year-old Benjamin Tipton, the grandpa, was sent to Lee Memorial Hospital with unknown injuries.
The father of the two boys, 44-year-old Ryan Pollock, sustained minor injuries.
Officials say the now-mangled vessel will be towed to Everest Boat Ramp.
Investigators are checking out the boat and while the Department of Transportation is looking at the bridge for damage.
Everest Boat Ramp will be closed for several hours as investigators will be using the ramp as a staging area, according to the Cape Coral Police Department.
FWC officials say they're not sure if alcohol was involved or not.
Several other agencies, including the Lee County Sheriff's Office, and numerous fire and EMS, responded to the scene.
CAPE CORAL, Fla - - Cape Coral Police are on the scene of a second boat crash on the river in Cape Coral.
Emergency crews swarmed Jaycee Park as they conducted an investigation of the single vessel incident.
FWC says there were 4 people on the boat, two men and two women.
One of the men was ejected from the boat and pulled to shore by Good Samaritans. Cape PD and Fort Myers PD arrived to the scene and performed CPR. He was later transported to Cape Coral Hospital with unknown conditions.
The second man involved sustained injuries to the knee and was transported to the hospital as well.
One of the two women involved in the crash is said to have suffered minor injuries.
The Everest Boat Ramp will remain closed at this time as it is being used for staging areas for emergency personnel.
Drivers, boaters, and residents in the area will continue seeing increased police activity on the water in the area of Horton Park and the Everest Boat Ramp for the next few hours.
2 hospitalized after 2nd boat crash in Cape Coral Posted: May 27, 2017 2:38 PM EST Updated: May 27, 2017 2:42 PM EST
CAPE CORAL, Fla. -
One man was hurled into the water after a boat crash, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife officials.
A second boat crash Saturday afternoon has the Cape Coral Police Department on the scene.
FWC says there were four people – two men and two women – on board the boat when the crash happened on the water across from Jaycee Park.
When the man was thrown into the water, a good Samaritan pulled him out.
One man with a knee injury and one woman with minor injuries were taken to the hospital.
The Everest Boat Ramp will stay closed as it's being used for emergency personnel and staging, according to Cape police.
Drivers, boaters, and residents in the area will see more police activity on the water and in the area of Horton Park and the Everest Boat Ramp until later this evening, police say.
Around 9 a.m., Cape Coral police were on the scene of a boat crashed into the base of the Midpoint Bridge. The impact killed a 12-year-old boy and injuring his 10-year-old brother, their 44-year-old father, and their 72-year-old grandfather.
Several agencies, including the Cape Coral Fire Department and Fort Myers Police Department, were assisting.
No word on whether alcohol was a factor in the crash or not.
WHAT WE DON'T KNOW:
- The names of those involved and the full extent of their injuries
- What led to the crash
- When exactly it happened