6 passengers transported after 39-foot boat flips

Writer: Rachel Murphy
Published: Updated:
Boat sinking near El Jobean

An active investigation is underway after a 39-foot boating vessel flipped with seven passengers on board, along the area of El Jobean.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is investigating what transpired Monday afternoon.

A passing boater stopped to give the passengers aid, said Charlotte County deputies, then the boaters of the downed boat were transported by a fireboat to a nearby marina.

Passing boater helping passengers of the downed boat onto the fireboat

Six of the seven passengers were transported to a local medical facility for evaluation, according to FWC.

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