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Man dies in personal watercraft accident near North Fork St. Lucie River

Michael A. Barr, 29, died after colliding with a tree
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Posted at 11:05 PM, May 08, 2024

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. — One person died in a single personal watercraft accident on Wednesday afternoon, the St. Lucie Sheriff's Office said.

The incident occurred in the North Fork of St. Lucie River, just south of River Park Marina, the agency posted on Facebook.

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Michael A. Barr was riding a 12’ Yamaha personal watercraft in the river, when he struck a tree and the riverbank.

Barr died as a result of the collision.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved," the sheriff's office posted.

FWC said this is an active investigation and no further information is available at this time.