Bodies of 8 Year Old Girl and Man Found in Lake Okeechobee Following Boating Accident

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Search crews have located the bodies of a 8 year old girl and a man who drowned after falling into Lake Okeechobee on February 28, 2009. The details of the boating accident were not reported. As part of the investigation, it would be helpful to know the following details:

How many boats were involved in the boating accident?

What kind of boats were involved?

Were the passengers wearing life jackets?

What time did the boating accident take place?

What was the experience of the boat captains?

Was weather a factor in the accident?

What was the visibility?

Which boat had the right of way at the time of the crash?

What measures were taken to avoid the Florida boating accident?

Bodies of girl, man found in Lake Okeechobee

The story was reported by the Associated Press and the Florida Times Union Newspaper at Bodies of Girl, Man Found in Lake Okeechobee, Florida.

The Associated Press
OKEECHOBEE, Fla. — Crews have located the bodies of a girl and a man who fell into Lake Okeechobee when their boat tipped over.

Three people went into the lake during Friday night’s boating accident. A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy pulled an eight-year-old girl from the water. She was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.

A sheriff’s office spokeswoman says the body of a 7-year-old girl was found early Saturday morning. On Saturday afternoon, crews located the man’s body.