Several Stranded Boaters Rescued at Crab Island in Destin Due to Severe Storms
Severe weather in the Destin, Florida area on Sunday, June 18 made for a scary situation for several boaters at Crab Island.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office and Fire Department ended up rescuing multiple individuals after vessels washed ashore near the seawall on Okaloosa Island due to high winds and currents.
Thankfully, no injuries were reported.
All rescued individuals were taken to a rallying point at the Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office wants to remind everyone about safe boating and thunderstorms. They posted the following link from the National Safe Boating Council and the National Weather Service: https://www.weather.gov/safety/safeboating-thunderstorms
Now, many of us know that Crab Island is a hot spot for vacation-goers to congregate and enjoy some fun in the sun. However, many who frequent this area simply rent pontoons and the like while on vacation.
That led some on social media to wonder about the responsibility of the companies that rent to vacation goers.
Regarding this particular situation, several people took to Facebook to voice their opinions.
Hopefully, this day will help those who rent watercraft to learn a little more about when to lie on the side of caution.
But the bottom line is no one was seriously injured, and for that, we should be thankful.
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