‘This Is Not Good’: Witness Recalls Moment Woman Killed By Boat Propeller On Fort Myers Beach


FORT MYERS BEACH (CBSMiami/WFTX) — A boating twist of fate on Fort Myers Beach brought about the death of one lady as witnesses watched helplessly in horror. Tammy and Mike Randolph were ingesting dinner at Lani Kai Island Resort when they noticed boats caught near the shore because of low tide.

A organization of human beings changed into pushing one of the boats out into the water, but the driver kept the motors on. Mike says from there; the situation most effectively got worse. “I became around to her brother multiple instances and said ‘this isn’t appropriate, they have not to be doing this,”

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Mike stated. “You never get within the water with a boat jogging. That’s just one of the number one rules.” Tammy remembers seeing the girl get off the boat to try to assist and moments later noticed her get sucked underwater. The next image she saw turned into a body floating on top of the water.

“Her right arm became putting… off, almost absolutely off. My daughter had an up-close view of it,” Tammy said. Tammy’s daughter tried to store the woman, but it became too overdue. Tammy says she needs authorities should have acted faster.

“If they would’ve just gotten on their horn and said ‘flip your motor off,’ you comprehend it would’ve been that smooth to save her lifestyles,” Tammy said. The girl was transported to Health Park Hospital with excessive injuries and later died due to her injuries. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission indicates checking tide stages earlier than boating.

If your boat receives caught near a shore with low tide, they advise you to either wait for the excessive tide to come in or call a towing enterprise to get your boat out.