Fish­er­men es­cape in­jury in ac­ci­dent

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Local - Jon O'Neill

Peo­ple line up Sat­ur­day to taste the ce­viche dur­ing the in­au­gu­ral Greater Fort Laud­erdale Food and Wine Fes­ti­val at Art­sPark/Young Cir­cle in Hol­ly­wood. The Grand Tast­ing fea­tures many bites and al­co­holic sips from mul­ti­ple eater­ies and winer­ies and a judged/peo­ple’s choice com­pe­ti­tion. The fam­ily-friendly event con­tin­ues to­day with food trucks, crafts, ac­tiv­i­ties and more from noon to 5 p.m.

Two men en­joy­ing a late night of fish­ing made a har­row­ing es­cape when they were forced to aban­don their boat and jump into a canal just be­fore their boat col­lided with an­other ves­sel in Da­nia Beach early Sat­ur­day.

Broward Sher­iff Fire Res­cue spokesman Michael Kane said the uniden­ti­fied men, both in their

20’s were fish­ing on a 10-foot Jon Boat shortly af­ter 1 a.m. when a

21-foot cen­ter con­sole ves­sel ap­proached them in the dark­ness.

The two men in the Jon Boat were forced to jump into the wa­ter just be­fore their boat was struck by the larger ves­sel. The im­pact caused con­sid­er­able dam­age to the Jon Boat which left the men stranded.

Broward Sher­iff Fire Res­cue’s Fire Boat re­sponded to the scene and res­cued the two men — who were not in­jured — and safely towed their boat to the Har­bor Town Ma­rina. Florida Wildlife Com­mis­sion of­fi­cers will con­tinue the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

MIKE STOCKER/SUN SEN­TINEL

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