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Young woman killed after being struck by pontoon boat

A young woman had decided to go swimming in Florida when she was tragically hit and killed by a pontoon boat. The accident happened on the last Saturday in September. The woman passed away the following day. She was just 22 years old at the time.

Safety tips for boating through a storm

If you own a boat, there is plenty you must know in order to operate it safely when on the waters in Gulf Breeze. It's entirely possible that you could leave in the morning for an excursion with the weather completely fine and then it changes dramatically in the middle of your trip. Here are some safety tips for boating through a storm.

Florida mother organizes artificial reef in memory of her son

A South Florida mother is remembering the life of her son by creating an artificial reef that will provide shelter for sea wildlife. The woman's son died in a boating accident approximately three years ago, and the reef is a way for the mother to keep the memory of her son alive.

Explaining the laws surrounding alcohol and boating

Anyone who owns or rents a boat knows how much fun it can be out on the water in Florida. The adventure is immeasurable for most, but boating can be very dangerous, especially if you mix it with alcohol. Some people seem to forget that alcohol can impair your judgment even when operating a boat and that you don't get dispensation since you are not on land. Today, let's look at the laws surrounding boating and alcohol use.

Watercraft safety tips to follow this summer

Headed out on the water this summer in Florida? This can be an exciting adventure for people of all ages. It can also be quite dangerous if you don't follow some basic safety tips to prevent an accident and injuries. Today, we offer important watercraft safety tips so you can enjoy every adventure on the water in Gulf Breeze.

Is it safe to go parasailing while at the beach?

Tourists flock to sunny Florida year-round, but the greatest influx of vacationers to the Panhandle region is during the summer months. "No Vacancy" signs on beachfront motels become common as tourists crowd the beaches and spend their dollars on local entertainment.

New report cites top safety concerns when boating in Florida

Boating accidents are a common cause of injury and even death. Florida has the highest number of boating accidents by far--nearly twice as many as California, which has the second highest amount in the country. More concerning still is that boating accidents in Florida are on the rise: 2017 marked an all-time high of such tragedies.

What are some of the most common causes of Florida boat crashes?

In a little less than a week, Gulf Breeze's summer boating season will begin. While all water vessel's captains are required to know common boating etiquette and to adhere to Florida laws, many don't.

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