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Unmanned boat speeds out of control after men doing photo shoot fall overboard

Video footage captured an unmanned boat that was out of control just south of Stuart.
Video footage captured an unmanned boat that was out of control just south of Stuart.

STUART, Fla. – Video footage captured an unmanned boat that was out of control just south of Stuart.

Deputies said three men were doing a photo shoot on the boat late Friday afternoon, which was in the St. Lucie River, and somehow fell overboard.

Footage captured of the 24-foot boat shows it speeding in circles around the victims, who were forced to dive underwater in order to avoid injury.

The vessel then went airborne and came to a stop after hitting two concrete docs.

The three men were able to swim to a nearby sailboat and are expected to be okay; one of them suffered minor injuries.


About the Author:

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.