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2 airboats crash in central Florida, 13 injured, officials say

The airboats, operated by Wild Florida, crashed on Cypress Lake in Kenansville.
 
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says 13 people were sent to area hospitals after two airboats collided at  the Wild Florida attraction in Osceola County on Monday.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says 13 people were sent to area hospitals after two airboats collided at the Wild Florida attraction in Osceola County on Monday. [ DREAMSTIME | Dreamstime ]
Published Aug. 14, 2023|Updated Aug. 15, 2023

KENANSVILLE — A crash involving two airboats in central Florida sent 13 people to the hospital on Monday, officials said.

The airboats, operated by Wild Florida, crashed on Cypress Lake in Kenansville, about 50 miles south of Orlando, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

Officials said a total of 28 passengers were involved, with 13 being taken to area hospitals. The extent of their injuries wasn’t immediately reported.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission responded to the crash. The U.S. Coast Guard will investigate.