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NEW DETAILS: One dead following boating incident in Ochlockonee Bay.

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Posted at 9:29 AM, May 28, 2024

12:40 P.M.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission shared the following report on what happened:

Vessel was being operated by Joshua Taylor on the Sopchoppy River and headed towards Ro Ho Boat Ramp in Wakulla County. There were five (5) persons on board.

Vessel became swamped with water and capsized where all occupants went into the water. All subjects made it to the shore but Scott Allen Ketter went underwater and was missing. The vessel sunk in the Sopchoppy River and was not able to be immediately recovered.

FWC officers along with the FWC Dive Team arrived and subsequently located deceased Ketter underwater near where the vessel sunk. The medical examiner's on call was contacted and Ketter was later picked up and transported to the medical examiner's office in Tallahassee, FL.

No further information with investigation ongoing.

ORIGINAL STORY:

  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed one person died when a boat capsized Saturday.
  • The boat overturned in Ochlockonee Bay.
  • Read the news release below to learn what happened.

NEWS RELEASE:

On Saturday, May 27, at approximately 5:37 p.m. the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) received a report of a capsized vessel in Ochlockonee Bay off RoHo Landing.

Three adults and two juveniles went into the water. All but one subject, Scott Allen Ketter (DOB: 12/10/1963), made it to the shoreline safely. The FWC Dive Team arrived at the scene and recovered the victim.

This is an ongoing investigation, and more information will be released when it is available.