Five people are dead and seven more were injured today after a boat in Florida slammed into a docked tug boat near Saint Augustine Sunday evening.
The accident occurred about 7 p.m. on the Intracoastal Waterway in St. Johns County about 20 miles northwest of St. Augustine.
Three of those injured on the pleasure boat were airlifted to hospital. All seven have been taken to area hospitals.
there were twelve people aboard the pleasure boat when it crashed into the tug.
The dock where the accident took place was under construction. Planking had to be laid by rescuers before they could get to the injured people on the boat.
It is not believed that anyone was on the tugboat at the time of the accident. The tug boat is registered to F&A Enterprises in St. Augustine.