FWC seeks information on capsized bass boat
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Media contact: Gabriella B. Ferraro, 772-215-9459
Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) are asking for the public's help in locating the
operator of a bass boat found overturned Saturday night in a canal
off the south side of Alligator Alley, west of the mile marker 40
boat ramp in Broward County.
For several hours in the darkness, FWC and its law enforcement
partners searched land and water for occupants but without success.
Officers also searched all the boat ramps along the Alley but did
not locate a vehicle or trailer that could have transported the
Debris, including food and fishing gear, was found floating near
the scene. The key was in the ignition and in the "on"
Attempts to locate the boat's current owner were unsuccessful;
the boat's registration expired 10 years ago.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the FWC's
Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922. Callers may remain
anonymous and could be eligible for a reward if their information
leads to an arrest.