Wed. Sep 18th, 2019

 

Boat sails into power lines in Brevard County, officials say

Florida Fish and Wildlife is investigating an incident that resulted in three people being injured on a boat late Friday night. Authorities say 14 people were traveling on the Banana River outside of Lee Weener Park near State Road 520 when their 32 inch sailboat passed a power line and an electric arc occurred, causing a large flash. Three people received burns from the flash. The victims were transported to Rockledge Regional Medical Center.

COCOA, Fla. —

Florida Fish and Wildlife is investigating an incident that resulted in three people being injured on a boat late Friday night.

Authorities say 14 people were traveling on the Banana River outside of Lee Weener Park near State Road 520 when their 32 inch sailboat passed a power line and an electric arc occurred, causing a large flash. Three people received burns from the flash.

The victims were transported to Rockledge Regional Medical Center.

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