Moment unmanned speedboat veers wildly out of control after 3 men fell overboard


Moment runaway speedboat veers wildly out of control after its three passengers are thrown overboard during photoshoot and have to dive underwater to avoid its propeller

  • Video shows unmanned speedboat veer out of control and crash into concrete dock after three men fell overboard while reportedly doing a photoshoot
  • The three men said they were ‘forced to dive underwater numerous times’ because the 24-foot boat continued to circle around them and nearly hit them
  • Boat eventually straightened out before traveling towards the dock at speed 
  • In clip, the boat is seen hitting a dock, going airborne and hitting a second dock

Helicopter footage captures the moment an unmanned speedboat veers out of control and crashes into a concrete dock after three men fell overboard while reportedly doing a photoshoot in Florida. 

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that the incident occurred late Friday in the St Lucie River. 

The three men told authorities that they were ‘forced to dive underwater numerous times’ because the 24-foot boat continued to circle around them and nearly struck them.

Footage captured the moment an unmanned speedboat (pictured) veers out of control and crashes into a concrete dock after three men fell overboard while reportedly doing a photoshoot

In the clip, the boat is seen hitting the dock near the 1500 block of St Lucie Boulevard. It then went airborne and hit a second dock

In the clip, the boat is seen hitting the dock near the 1500 block of St Lucie Boulevard. It then went airborne and hit a second dock

Video shows the boat circling on the river twice. The men said the vessel eventually straightened itself out before traveling towards a dock at a high rate of speed.

In the clip, the boat is seen hitting the dock near the 1500 block of St Lucie Boulevard. It then goes airborne and hits a second dock before coming to a stop. 

Authorities dispatched a helicopter that directed marine units to the passengers and stayed over the vessel until it crashed. 

All three men were able to swim to a nearby sailboat. One of the men suffered minor injuries. No other injuries were reported.

Police didn’t release any other details about the individuals involved.  

The investigation into the cause of the incident has been turned over to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 

This image shows the boat just moments before it crashed into the second dock at the river

This image shows the boat just moments before it crashed into the second dock at the river 

In the video, the boat is seen hitting the second dock and then coming to a stop

In the video, the boat is seen hitting the second dock and then coming to a stop 

All three men were able to swim to a nearby sailboat. One of the men suffered minor injuries. No other injuries were reported

All three men were able to swim to a nearby sailboat. One of the men suffered minor injuries. No other injuries were reported

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