NewsState

Actions

VIDEO: Boater loses control, crashes into Fort Myers police officer's boat

WPTV-FMPD-BOAT-CRASH.jpg
Posted at 11:52 AM, Jan 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 11:52:03-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A Fort Myers marine police officer experienced a close call on Thursday when a boater crashed into the officer's patrol boat.

Officials said a boater lost control while trying to dock, and his vessel rammed into a Fort Myers Police Department Marine Patrol Boat.

A police officer on board was forced to jump off the boat and onto the dock just seconds before impact.

The crash damaged the engines of the police boat, but thankfully, no one was hurt.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating the crash and cited the boater who caused the crash.

WATCH VIDEO OF CRASH:

VIDEO: Boater crashes into Fort Myers police boat