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One boater dead in Pine Island Sound accident

One boater reported dead off Captiva Island
Posted at 9:34 AM, Dec 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-18 12:53:56-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Investigators with Florida Fish and Wildlife are looking into a boater death Sunday near Captiva Island.

According to FWC, the crash happened approximately 5:30pm Sunday in the area of Hemp Key, located between North Captiva and Pine Island.

40-year-old Canaan Johnson of Fort Myers is confirmed dead.

Investigators say four people were aboard a 19-foot vessel that kit a sandbar.  Johnson was ejected from the boat and then struck by the boat.

Nobody else on the boat was injured.

The investigation is ongoing.