CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – A boat passenger was ejected and killed Tuesday when the vessel hit a dock along Black Creek in the Lake Asbury area, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said.
News4JAX learned of the collision shortly before 11:30 a.m.
According to FWC, a 20-foot vessel with two passengers was traveling west on Black Creek when it struck a large boathouse dock and then a female passenger was ejected.
A homeowner saw that passenger in the water, jumped in, brought her to shore and attempted CPR, but she died, FWC said.
“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased during this difficult time,” FWC said in a statement.
FWC did not say in the statement whether the other passenger was hurt, but Clay County Fire Rescue had originally told News4JAX that two people were injured and then the Clay County Sheriff’s Office later said one died.
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Aerial footage from the Sky 4 helicopter showed Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol and FWC boats on the water. A News4JAX camera also captured an FWC boat bringing the damaged vessel to shore.
FWC is the lead agency investigating.