8 people taken to hospital after airboat crashes in Osceola County

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — Update:

Eight people were injured after an airboat crash in Osceola County on Friday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.


The Coast Guard said it received a report of the incident on Lake Tohopekaliga, and the Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Canaveral is investigating the cause.

The eight people who were injured were taken to the hospital.

Officials said they do not have any updates on their conditions, but there were no life-threatening injuries.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene.

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Eight people were taken to a hospital Friday morning after an airboat crash in Osceola County.

Firefighters were called to the St. Cloud Canal, which links Lake Tohopekaliga and East Lake Tohopekaliga.

An Osceola County Fire Rescue spokesman said the patients were receiving basic life support care.

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said the United States Coast Guard is investigating the crash because it involved a commercial airboat.

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Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly, WFTV.com

Jason Kelly joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2014. He serves as the station's Digital Executive Producer.

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