no relation but always a sad event when a child is seriously hurt boating.
A 10-year-old boy was seriously injured after a rough wave crashed into a chartered boat and knocked him unconscious near Cape Canaveral, authorities reported.
The incident happened about 8:30 a.m., a short time after the captain of a Blue Heron Fishing Charters boat disembarked.
The captain alerted Brevard County Fire-Rescue and the sheriff’s office and brought the boat back to a dock at Port Canaveral along the 500 block of Glen Cheek Drive at Port Canaveral, an area where several fishing charter boats are based.
Paramedics issued a pediatric alert and requested a medical helicopter to retrieve the boy from Freddie Patrick Park near the public boat ramps at Sunrise Marina.
The child was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando for further treatment. An investigation is ongoing.
The National Weather Service in Melbourne reported seas three to four feet with southwest winds of 10 to 15 knots.