Boater dies in crash on Alhambra Lake in Cape Coral

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission responded to a deadly boat crash at Alhambra Lake in Cape Coral Wednesday evening.

According to FWC, after receiving a call around 5:45 p.m., officers responded to the lake near SW 12th St, where an individual in an 18-foot pontoon boat died after the boat hit a dock and the person was ejected from it.

Emergency services were dispatched, but the victim died from their injuries by the time crews arrived.

Neighbor Marcy Smith said this is the third time her yard has been wrapped up in yellow scene tape. She said the crash is tragic and hopes people slow down while out on the water.

“I just wish people would take it easy on the waters and follow the safety rules and just enjoy the water and be safe,” Smith said.

The crash remains under investigation, and FWC says the identity of the victim will not be released at this time.

“All of the members of the FWC want to express our sincere sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased,” FWC shared in a statement. “The FWC would like to take this opportunity to remind all boaters enjoying Florida’s beautiful waterways to do so safely. Please wear your life jacket and maintain 360-degree awareness at all times while boating.”

For boating safety tips, you can visit MyFWC.com/boating.

Reporter:Andryanna Sheppard
Writer:Jack Lowenstein
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