Lee County Sheriffs Office- Boat crash


On Saturday afternoon, a small marine vessel capsized near C-Span of the Sanibel Causeway.

Another vessel, anchored in the area, called out a mayday on a marine frequency.

Lee County Sheriff’s Office Deputy First Class Tony Smith was on scene within three minutes of hearing the mayday on channel 16.

Deputy Smith located two persons in the water, neither of whom were wearing life jackets. Both were recovered with no injuries.

Sanibel Police conducted the investigation for the vessel crash.