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Fatal boating accident in Panama City

 FWC officials say Tuesday evening, there was a single vessel boating accident. (WJHG/WECP)
FWC officials say Tuesday evening, there was a single vessel boating accident. (WJHG/WECP) (WJHG)
Published: Jun. 17, 2020 at 3:26 AM CDT
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UPDATE 10:58 a.m.:

The FWC say they were notified of an unoccupied vessel in Watson Bayou Tuesday evening.

FWC officials say Christ Cordon, 55, was operating the boat when he was thrown from it.

Cordon died from his injuries.

The FWC said in a statement "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Mr. Cordon during this difficult time."

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Panama City Police and Florida Fish and Wildlife officials responded to a fatal boating accident near the Watson Bayou in Panama City Tuesday evening.

FWC officials say there was a single vessel boating accident. The driver was ejected from his boat and died from his injuries. He was the only one in the boat.

Officials believe the boater was struck by the boat’s propeller.

The boater has not been identified yet, but several people on scene express he was a big part of the Panama City community and beloved by many.

FWC officials say the investigation is still ongoing.

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