Airboat crash in Melbourne: Seven passengers rescued

Airboat crash in Melbourne, Florida. (Photo: WESH 2)
Airboat crash in Melbourne, Florida. (Photo: WESH 2)

MELBOURNE, Florida – Officials say seven passengers on an airboat were rescued on Lake Washington in Brevard County.

The crash happened Thursday morning in a lake known for alligators.

One person in the boating crash told a news crew that they waited for rescue while standing on top of the overturned vessel.

All seven passengers made it to shore safely and nobody required any medical attention.

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The boat’s owner said the passengers were a group of friends from out of town. He wasn’t sure what caused the vessel to capsize.

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Scott Lee travels between Brevard County and Indian River County and has been writing for various publications for approximately 30 years. Lee also writes for Sebastian Daily covering Vero Beach and Florida news. Currently, he covers Palm Bay, West Melbourne, and the Melbourne area.
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