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Male swimmer hit by boat at Wiggins Pass Marina dies from injuries

Posted at 10:22 PM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 23:28:07-05

NORTH NAPLES, Fla. — UPDATE : North Collier Fire Rescue District has confirmed that male swimmer has died.


Tonight we're learning more information about a swimmer hit by a boat in North Naples, at Wiggins Pass Marine in North Naples earlier this evening.

The newest information we're learning is that that swimmer has serious injuries. Crews had to fly the person to Lee Memorial for immediate treatment. The sheriff's office says they got the call to come to Wiggins pass Marina just before 3:30 this afternoon. They tell us a boat hit the swimmer, causing those injuries. It's not clear if anyone on the boat was hurt. Another man told us he was simply out here boat shopping when this occurred.

“ Yeah shocked to hear that it happened, but the Wiggins pass area has a lot of people swimming there, a lot of boating traffic, you know it’s disappointing hear but I can understand that it could happen” said Jerry Kurtz.

That boater also told Fox 4 after the incident occurred he told the Coast Guard Auxiliary that he wanted to take a boating safety course immediately

We are working to gather more information about this, but be sure to stick with Fox 4 for any updates.