UPDATE: FWC officials confirm Vernon Football coach was involved in fatal boating accident

Pike served as the Athletic Director and Vernon High School Football Coach.
Pike served as the Athletic Director and Vernon High School Football Coach.(Rob Holley 2021 holley2112@yahoo.com PERMISSION BY PHOTOGRAPHER | Rob Holley/@VERNONHIGHATHLETICS)
Published: Aug. 7, 2022 at 3:12 PM CDT
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -UPDATE 4:22 p.m.

Officials with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have confirmed with NewsChannel 7, that the individual involved in a fatal boat incident overnight was Trey Pike.

Pike served as the Athletic Director and Vernon High School Football Coach.

Officials say the incident happened late last night or early this morning.

The crash is still under investigation.

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An off-duty Panama City Fireboat discovered a boat Sunday morning with the engine still running that had hit a tower abutment in North Bay, near the Bailey Bridge.

The U.S. Coast Guard reports during the search and investigation that the Panama City Fire Department was on scene doing sonar scanning, Bay County officials were on scene and Florida Fish and Wildlife Divers were in the water. Along with a 29′ Response Boat from the Coast Guard.

The U.S. Coast Guard has confirmed only one individual was on the boat, and the incident was fatal but cannot confirm a name at this time. They tell us next of kin is still being notified.

FWC is currently investigating.

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