Thursday, April 15, 2010
PERRY, Fla. -- A woman was killed in a boating accident on the Santa Fe River Sunday. She was killed near the Ellie Ray boat ramp. According to investigators with Florida Fish and Wildlife, Susie Cruce Brown, 49, was headed downstream on the Santa Fe. She was riding a 1996 Yamaha Waverider. She was with a group of three others also riding PWCs. They had launched from Sandy Point Marina. One of the other PWCs collided with Brown when she came to a sudden stop. Brown was thrown into the water. Her friends pulled her from the water and took her to a nearby dock in Branford. Other boaters attempted CPR. Brown was transported to Shands Lake Shore Hospital in Lake City, where she was pronounced dead. The FWC is investigating.