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UPDATE: Fatal Boat Accident In Highland Beach

Two Juveniles Injured. 63 Year Old Man Deceased After Crashing Boat In Highland Beach On Saturday, January 15th, 2022.

Fatal Boat Accident In Highland Beach
Fatal Boat Accident In Highland Beach

Highland Beach, FL – Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating a boating accident that occurred on the intracoastal waterway near Highland Beach on Saturday, January 15th, 2022.

Update 1/17/22 – 2:40PM

One 63 year old man confirmed deceased after crashing a 25 foot center console vessel in to the dock at 3310 Ocean Drive in Highland Beach. This was after the man lost control of the boat due to encountering a rough wake on the intracoastal waterway. FWC confirms that two juveniles were transported to Delray Medical Center for treatment.

We have received the following statement from FWC:

On January 152022, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) was notified of a boating accident involving a 25’ center console vessel that was headed northbound on the intracoastal waterway (ICW) in Highland Beach. The vessel was carrying three occupants when it encountered a wake and lost control, hitting a dock near 3310 Ocean Drive. The operator, Mr. Richard Patrick Mineo (DOB 04/31/1958), was pronounced deceased on scene while two juveniles were transported to Delray Medical Center. This is an active investigation.

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families during this difficult time. 

Original Story

The incident appeared first on Boca Post as a “OPEN WATER INCIDENT” at 2:14PM EST on CODE3, our interactive map of LIVE 911 calls and dispatches throughout Palm Beach and Broward Counties. The dispatch address that came in to first responders was 3310 S Ocean Blvd, Highland Beach, FL 33487 which is a condo building on the intracoastal waterway in Highland Beach.

Reports of multiple agencies responding to the rescue scene including Boca Raton Police Department, FWC, and Coast Guard were reported by Boca Post readers. The Medical Examiner was also seen staging in the area. We are told that FWC has taken the lead on this investigation.

We are awaiting an official statement from FWC and will update you with actual facts as soon as we have it available. Unlike other ‘news organizations’ who promote clickbait without having the facts, here at Boca Post, we don’t do clickbait and we don’t promote rumors.

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Mike Thomas is the editor-in-chief at Boca Post. Boca Post is a hyperlocal news media organization dedicated to providing honest and unbiased reporting of the news as it affects Boca Raton and the surrounding areas.As a Florida native living in Boca Raton with his family, Mike genuinely cares about Boca. Boca Post is a labor of love created by Mike Thomas and is a gift from his family to yours.

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