Martin County boater charged in 2009 accident
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Media contact: Gabriella B. Ferraro, 772-215-9459
Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission have completed a year-long investigation
into an offshore boating accident that occurred Jan. 9, 2009
approximately four and one-half miles northeast of the St. Lucie
Inlet. The accident resulted in serious injury to a diver,
Robert Murphy Jr. of Palm Beach Gardens.
The Martin County State Attorney's Office charged
Roger M. Nicosia, 56, of Stuart, with violating navigational rules,
a second-degree misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum of 60 days in
jail and a $500 fine.
No action was taken against any other persons
involved in the accident.