Search continues for Florida boat crash victim

Posted at 2:18 PM, Mar 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-19 14:18:54-04

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities are still searching for a woman missing after a boat crash claimed a man's life off the Florida Panhandle.

Dive teams of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission searched Saturday afternoon for the woman, a day after the accident that also hospitalized five others.

Agency spokeswoman Bekah Nelson said the woman's name isn't being released because her family hasn't been notified.

Authorities say the boat was carrying about a dozen people when it crashed early Friday into a rocky outcropping.

The 28-foot personal craft struck the East Jetty near Destin and capsized. The U.S. Coast Guard, other agencies and good Samaritans rescued 10 people. A dive team later Friday found the body of 22-year-old Avery Hatchet of Destin.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.
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