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Updated: 12/21/2017 08:30:01AM

Danger on the flats

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By Josh Olive

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NBC-2 — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation is investigating after a man died in a boat accident off of Pine Island near Hemp Key on Sunday.

One person, identified as 40-year-old Canaan Johnson of Fort Myers, died in the accident. FWC said Johnson was thrown from the boat after it hit a sandbar. Johnson was then hit by the boat and died. Three other people were on board the 19-foot vessel when it crashed, but nobody else was injured.

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