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12-174 Marine Unit Deputies Investigate Fatal Boating Crash In Redington Shores

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-Marine Unit

Seminole Fire Rescue

Brandon Noah (Boat Operator/Cited)
DOB: 12/15/1996
Address: 114 Wall Street, Redington Shores
Cited for no boater identification and cited for reckless operation of a vessel resulting in a fatality
Vessel: 23 foot Twin Engine, Cat Hull, Open Fishing

Deviny Boese (Deceased)
DOB: 03/08/1997
Address: 10461 50th Avenue Circle North, St. Peterburg

Sarah Dobbs (Injured)
DOB: 06/13/1997
Address: 6595 64 Way North, Pinellas Park

Noah Epstein (Passenger)
DOB: 10/16/1996
Address: 9871 Sago Point Drive, Largo

What:
Deputies assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit are investigating a boat crash in Redington Shores that left one teenager dead and another injured. The deceased and injured teen were riding on a tube being pulled by the vessel when the boat came too close to the dock, the tube struck the dock and the girls were ejected.

When:
Deputies responded to the crash at about 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2012.

Where:
The crash occurred at the docks at the Redington Yacht and Tennis Club located at 17717 Gulf Boulevard in Redington Beach.

Why/How:
According to deputies, 15-year-old Brandon Noah was operating the boat and 15 year-old Noah Epstein was a passenger on the 23 foot vessel. The girls identified as 15-year-old Deviny Boese and 16-year-old Sarah Dobbs were on a tube and being pulled by the vessel.

Deputies say the boat came too close to the dock and the tube struck the dock ejecting the girls. According to deputies Boese was ejected directly into the piling.

The operator, Brandon Noah jumped out of the boat and assisted the girls out of the water. He and others at the dock administered CPR on Boese until Seminole Fire Rescue arrived on scene. In the meantime, Epstein left the scene on the vessel and went to Brandon Noah’s home to notify his  parents about the crash. 

Boese was subsequently transported to St. Pete General for treatment of life threatening injuries. She was later pronounced deceased at 1:45 p.m. on July 17th.

Dobbs was transported to All Children’s Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. She sustained lacerations to her ankles.

Deputies have issued two citations to Brandon Noah for no boater identification and reckless operation of a vessel resulting in a fatality.

The investigation continues.

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