West Palm Beach, FL (August 30, 2021) - A 37-year-old woman from West Palm Beach was killed in a boating accident on Sunday afternoon. The accident happened in the Highland Beach area.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission responded o the scene. According to the FWC, the woman was on a boat that crashed into a seawall. She was thrown overboard following the collision and died at the scene. Authorities later identified the woman as Samantha Esposito. Six other occupants of the boat were hurt in the crash. They were taken to a local hospital for treatment. At least four of the victims sustained serious injuries and were taken to the hospital as a trauma alert.
An investigation is ongoing. No further details are available.
Florida is home to many bodies of water and boating is a favorite activity for many people in our state. With this, however, comes the risks associated with being on the water. In 2018, Florida led the nation in reported boating accidents with 607. Of this number, there were 57 deaths and nearly 300 injuries. Boaters should always remember to exercise care and caution and should follow all laws and safety regulations to avoid the occurrence of a serious and potentially life-changing West Palm Beach boat accident.
Our condolences are with the injured boater and their family following this West Palm Beach boat crash.
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