Woman injured after barge party honoring crash victim

Reporter: Amy Galo Writer: Elyssa Morataya
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The Matlacha community has endured much recently. Tragedy struck again over the weekend after a woman was injured after a barge party in honor of Mary-Lou Sharp.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says Nichole Hall was injured in North Matlacha pass after leaving the barge party fundraiser for Mary-Lou.

She died last weekend after she was hit and killed by a suspected drunk driver.

WINK News Reporter Amy Galo spoke with Nichole’s mother, Angela Hall, over the phone on Monday.

Angela said she was waiting for her daughter to get out of surgery and didn’t have time to give more details.

According to the GoFundMe started by Nicholes’s workplace, Nichole had surgery to remove her leg and is now prepping for other surgeries.

Julia Gaylor, the site manager at Jug Creek Marina in Bokeelia, where Nichole was taken following the injury, spoke with WINK News off-camera.

Gaylor was on her way back from the fundraiser when she noticed an ambulance and a fire crew at the marina.

She came onshore just as Nicole was brought to a dock, where emergency services were already waiting for her.

Nichole was put on a gurney and airlifted to the hospital.

Gaylor told WINK News Reporter Amy Galo that Nichole’s injuries were awful, and she credits the Pine Island fire crew and EMS with saving her life.

Now, the community is banding together to pray for her recovery.

An earlier report of this story noted that the victim was injured during the memorial at Jug Creek. WINK News regrets the error.

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