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2 St. Augustine residents killed in weekend boating accident

News Release

Monday, May 27, 2013

Media contact: Officer Lenny Salberg, 352-427-6728

Two St. Augustine residents were killed and another was injured in a weekend boating accident that occurred Sunday at 10 p.m.

Warren C. Hall (DOB 09/22/60) and Franklin T. Babb (DOB 09/22/60) died and Alicia H. Babb (DOB 06/18/62) was injured when their boat collided with a dock, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officials.

The accident occurred south of the Bridge of Lions in St. Augustine.

The three were returning to the Vilano Boat Ramp after a day of boating. They were ejected into the water after the collision.

Another boater was able to rescue Ms. Babb from the water. Hall and Babb were recovered in the vicinity of the collision.

The boat was a 2000 16-foot open-motor boat.

The FWC is continuing the investigation.

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