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Teen Killed in Watercraft, Boat Crash in Panama City Beach

Boating hit and run
Posted at 3:44 PM, Jun 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-12 11:55:44-04

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A teenage tour guide is dead following a collision between his personal watercraft and a 20-foot boat in Panama City Beach.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says 17-year-old Storm Davis McDaniel died Wednesday night.

The News Herald of Panama City (http://bit.ly/1FXBmBK ) reports McDaniel was leading a group of people on personal watercraft in the Grand Lagoon when he hit the boat operated by James D. Moulder of Brewton, Alabama.

Officials say McDaniel was looking back toward his group when the crash occurred. He was knocked unconscious. Moulder, wildlife officers and members of the U.S. Coast Guard assisted in pulling him from the water. Emergency crews performed CPR on the way to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

McDaniel was a guide for Sunshine Water Sports PC.