Many teens spend their summer days splashing around in one of the South Florida’s majestic waterways. The days are meant to be wild and carefree, but sometimes the summer days can turn deadly. Yesterday, two teenage girls were tubing in the intercoastal waterway near Tampa Bay when they crashed into a dock, killing one of the girls and leaving the other hospitalized.
The girls, fifteen-year-old Deviny Boese and sixteen-year-old Sarah Doobs, were ridin g on an inner tube that was being pulled by a fishing boat when the boat’s fifteen-year-old driver attempted to make a turn. The girls smashed into the dock and were ejected from the inter tube. Boese died in a St. Petersburg hospital while Dobbs was treated for an ankle injury at another area hospital. The driver and other boat passenger were not injured. While the investigation is still ongoing, authorities have stated that the teens did not have permission to take the boat out into the water.
1 girl killed, 1 injured in tubing accident, www.miamiherald.com July 17, 2012.