The boat ended up straightening out and sped toward a concrete dock before crashing over it, causing the boat to become airborne. It then crashed into another dock before coming to a stop, according to the sheriff’s office.
The men who fell off the boat were able to swim to a nearby sailboat. One of the men had minor injuries and no other injuries were reported, according to the sheriff’s office.
A helicopter with the sheriff’s office tracked the boat while directing marine units to the passengers in the water. A deputy on the helicopter filmed video of the boat hitting the dock.
The St. Lucie River is 7-mile estuary that empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The sheriff’s office said the incident took place south of the Stuart Causeway that connects the city of Stuart with Hutchinson Island and just north of the St. Lucie Inlet, where the river meets the Atlantic Ocean.