Two people dead after boating accident in Collier County
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COLLIER COUNTY Fla.- A man and woman are dead after a boating accident Monday afternoon in Collier County. Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission said four people aged 35-40 of Guatemalan and Mexican descent were riding in jon boat on a canal off of 34th Ave. Southeast and Everglades Boulevard in Golden Gate Estates when vessel boat capsized.
FWC spokesman Jorge Pino said the four boaters from Immokalee went overboard as they were returning from a day of illegally picking saw palmetto berries
"One of the individuals managed to hold on to the vessel from what I'm being told for hours one of the gentleman was able to make it to shore and he ran to go get help."