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Teen dies after boat crash in Sarasota, officials say

SARASOTA, Fla. — A teen died from his injuries after a boat crash in Sarasota on Saturday.

According to officials, around 11:30 a.m., the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission received a report from Sarasota police of a boating crash in Sarasota Bay.

The crash involved two boats that were just north of the Ringline Causeway. The boats were taking part in a youth club sailing practice.

The FWC, Sarasota police and Sarasota County Fire Rescue all responded to the crash.

A 13-year-old teen had serious injuries due to the accident. The teen was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.

“We send our sincerest condolences to the friends and family of those involved in this accident and will continue to keep those impacted by this tragic incident in our thoughts and prayers for the difficult days ahead,” the FWC said.

The incident is being investigated by the FWC.

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