Friday, September 14, 2007

FWC looking for accident witnesses

Lawmen continue to look for someone who drove an injured boater to get medical treatment early Sunday morning. The driver and owner of the boat, 44-year-old Scott Block of Niceville, was treated and released for head injuries, according to Stan Kirkland, spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Block’s 19-foot Master-Craft boat was left stranded on the west jetty of East Pass near Destin. Block was reportedly at Helen Back at about 1 a.m. Sunday, Kirkland said. He told investigators that he left with several other individuals. “We’re hoping someone will come forward,” Kirkland said. “Right now, this is considered an active boating accident investigation.” Anyone with information is asked to call the FWC at (888) 404-3922.

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