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Florida man drowns trying to save toy boat

Second radio-controlled boat punctures raft carrying non-swimmer



Updated: 3:11 p.m. ET May 30, 2006


MIAMI - A Florida man drowned after jumping onto an inflatable raft and paddling out to the middle of a lake to try to retrieve a stalled radio-controlled toy boat, police said Tuesday.


Another toy boat punctured the raft, causing it to deflate rapidly, and the 31-year-old victim could not swim, Miami-Dade Police said.


The accident occurred Monday evening at a park northwest of Miami where the victim and several friends were racing the remote-controlled boats.


"I think it was all purely accidental. It's a fluke," said Detective Joanne Duncan.

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