- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) - A 64-year-old Key Largo man has died after he was ejected from a boat and impaled on a mangrove branch.

Multiple media outlets report 64-year-old Steven Douglas Reynolds was driving a 17-foot Islander boat in Blackwater Sound early Wednesday morning when it hit mangrove. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation spokesman says Reynolds was impaled through the torso.

Reynolds was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was turned over to the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office.

His passenger, 62-year-old Dennis Ray Gobin was also ejected. He was flown to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami were he remains in serious condition.

Gobin voluntarily submitted a blood sample after the accident, as alcohol was suspected to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.

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