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Girl struck by boat in Cocoa Beach hit-and-run, FWC says

Condition of 14-year-old victim unknown

Hospital emergency room
Hospital emergency room (KSAT 2020)

COCOA BEACH, Fla.Update 2:40 p.m.

Officials have located the person who was involved in the hit-and-run.

“They are cooperating with our investigation,” officials said. “Will we submit an investigative packet to the State Attorney’s Office and they will be the ones to determine the charges based on the recommendations of our FWC investigator.”

Original Story

Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said a 14-year-old girl was hit by a boat in Cocoa Beach Friday in an incident authorities are calling a hit-and-run.

The young swimmer was hit at 12:21 p.m. and the vessel left the scene, according to the FWC.

FWC officers and deputies with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office were searching for the boat. Around 10:30 p.m., FWC officials said they located the person involved.

Authorities did not provide a description of the boat or the girl’s condition. Witnesses said she was airlifted as a trauma alert.