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Boat falls off trailer, lands on road in Marathon

Monroe County sheriff's spokeswoman says boat wasn't properly secured

A boat fell off a trailer Tuesday morning on U.S. Highway 1, just north of Coco Plum Road, in Marathon.
A boat fell off a trailer Tuesday morning on U.S. Highway 1, just north of Coco Plum Road, in Marathon.

MARATHON, Fla. – A boat that wasn't properly secured fell off a trailer Tuesday morning and landed on a Florida Keys road, Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said.

The boat fell off about 7:15 a.m. on U.S. Highway 1, just north of Coco Plum Road, in Marathon.

Herrin said the boat did not have tie-down straps holding it to the trailer as required by law.

A tow truck was called to remove the boat from the road.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating.


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