Airboats collide off Alligator Alley; tourist injured

Two people were ejected when two airboats collided Sunday afternoon near mile marker 35 on Interstate 75, Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue said.

A family of three visiting from Texas was on one boat with a tour guide. The husband and wife went into the water. Her leg was injured, said spokesman Mike Jachles.

Her husband and teenage son were not injured; neither was the male boat pilot. The woman was taken to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale.

The only person on the second boat, a man, was not injured, Jachles said.

The two 15-foot airboats collided about 1:30 p.m. on the south side of the interstate, Jachles said.

The identities of those on the boats were not released Sunday afternoon.

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