BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Coral Springs Fire Department personnel responded after two airboats collided on Friday near Parkland.
Two were injured after the collision where two canals intersect near to where Loxahatchee Road comes to a dead-end.
Sky 10 was above the scene just after 11:45 a.m. as one of the airboats was turned on its side and on fire.
First responders said two people were seriously injured in the crash, one person sustained a minor injury and two people were being evaluated at the scene.
Two tourists from Virginia said their tour guide rushed over to the crash after seeing smoke, but the victims had already been pulled from the water. Still, they said the damage was shocking.
“The boat was on its left side, it was on fire and there was a big divot on the right side of the boat,” Tim Villanueva said. “It looked like another airboat had T-boned it.”
Multiple airboat tour companies operate in the area, but authorities have not confirmed which company or companies were involved in the incident.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating the cause of the crash.