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16 Injured During Peanut Island Event

16 Injured During Peanut Island Event

Local authorities urge boaters to use caution and obey the law after a very busy day for several agencies on Sunday. 

There were reports of 16 people being taken to the hospital during an event known as Floatopia,  off Peanut Island.  Hundreds of boats were in the area. 

Sheriff's officials report there were two near drownings, three boating accidents, two of which resulted in vessels overturning and people being thrown into the water,  and at least one arrest for boating under the influence.

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