Multiple Seriously Injured in Fort Lauderdale Boating Crash

Multiple people were seriously injured overnight after two boats collided in Fort Lauderdale, authorities say.

Florida Fish and Wildlife officials are investigating a boat crash that happened Saturday around 11 p.m. along the Intracoastal Waterway near Oakland Park Boulevard. 

One witness told NBC 6 she saw at least two people seriously hurt.

"They didn't have their head lights on and they had a head-on collision with the other boat and one of the guys fell off and hit his head and like his entire face was gone," said Gabi Downey, witness.

According to FWC, two boats crashed injuring four people. The boating victims were taken to Broward Health for treatment.

The boats involved in the crash were seen docked next to Bokampers Sports Bar and Grill.

"Our investigators will look for any possible signs of navigation rule violations or alcohol or any sort of indicator as to what may have caused this," said FWC spokesperson Tyson Matthews.

FWC is leading the investigation and continue working to piece together how these boats collided.

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