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One dead, one hospitalized in Clay County boat crash

One person is dead and another was rushed to the hospital after a 20-foot vessel struck a boathouse on Black Creek.

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating a boating incident on Black Creek in Clay County that left one person dead, and another injured.

Investigators say on Tuesday a 20-foot vessel with two passengers was traveling westbound on Black Creek when it struck a large boathouse dock. 

As a result, a female passenger was ejected into the water. A homeowner saw the female passenger in the water, jumped in and brought her to shore. The homeowner attempted CPR, but the female passenger was deceased. 

First Coast News talked to a neighbor who was home when the crash happened. They say Black Creek popular spot for recreational boating, but accidents are rare.

“Very out of the ordinary, you never see police down this end of the street," Bill Keidel, a neighbor, said.

Clay County Sheriff's Office confirmed the accident. 

CCSO said Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is the lead agency investigating.

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