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Boater killed near Keewaydin Island

News Release

Monday, July 30, 2012

Media contact: Jorge Pino, 561-723-1417

Carlos Ignacio Aragon (DOB 08/12/80) of Miami was killed in a boating accident Sunday in Collier County, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

Jorge Mendez (DOB 03/07/60), also of Miami, and Aragon were each operating personal watercraft near Keewaydin Island. Their two Jet Skis collided, and Aragon was ejected. He died from his injuries during transport to Naples Community Hospital.

“Our thoughts are with the family during this difficult time,” said FWC Officer Jorge Pino. “We are investigating the accident to determine the cause and other details.”

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A child under the age of 6 must wear a USCG-approved Type I, II or III personal flotation device (PFD) while onboard a vessel under 26 feet that is underway.

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