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Snorkeler injured by boat

Boca Raton, FL On Sunday, September 5, 2010 at 4:05 p.m., officers with the Boca Raton Police Services Department responded to a report of a snorkeler who was injured by a boat in the waters off of South Inlet Park, 1100 South Ocean Boulevard.

The victim, a 21 year old male, was snorkeling in about 10 feet of water, 50 to 75 yards off shore, just south of the Boca Inlet. Witnesses told officers that a white boat, about 25 feet long with a blue stripe, struck the victim and continued travelling south toward Deerfield Beach. Witnesses described the boat as having a center console, twin white Evinrude E-Tec motors and between four and six people on-board, including the operator of the boat, a heavy-set white male. The victim sustained serious injuries and was transported to the Delray Beach Medical Center.

If anyone witnessed this crime or has information about the suspect boat, they are asked to call Officer Ghenz Kosova at (561) 620-6057 or Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.

Suspect boat:

25' white with blue stripe
Center console
Twin white Evinrude E-Tec motors
Approx. 4-6 occupants
Heavyset white male operator