FWC cites operator in Key Royale dock crash

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The dock at 665 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission cited James S. McEwan, 61, of Virginia, owner and operator of a 21-foot Sea Pro, who veered into a dock at 665 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach.

McEwan was issued a violation of boating navigational rules in the July 2 mishap.

FWC initially reported the name of a passenger as the operator of the boat.

According to a Holmes Beach police report, the McEwan looked away when the passenger attempted to secure an item in the back of the boat.

The passenger was injured, treated and released from Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.

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