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Airboat flips; two hospitalized

Two men are being treated for injuries after their airboat ejected them near the Brevard-Volusia county line early today.

The men had been riding the airboat over mostly dry ground about 7:54 a.m. near Hatbill Road and Baxter Point in Mims when the boat overturned and ejected them, according to Brevard County Fire Rescue.

Both were transported to Parrish Medical Center, but one man was transferred to the trauma center at Holmes Regional Medical Center after doctors determined he had more serious injuries.

Brevard fire rescue and Sheriff’s Office personnel provided assistance at the scene with a fire engine, two rescue crews, an airboat and a helicopter. An investigator from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission also responded to the scene.

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