A thief (or thieves) stole a boat approximately around 11:30 a.m. today and took off in the Indian River.
A Brevard County Sheriff’s Office helicopter initiated a search for the stolen boat and spotted the boat heading southward towards a golf driving range in Rockledge.
The boat crashed into a dock located near 2193 Rockledge Drive after he spotted the helicopter following him.
Multiple law enforcement agencies (Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Fish and Wildlife, Florida Highway Patrol) were engaged in the search.
CORRECTION: BrevardTimes.com originally reported that the driver of the boat had allegedly attempted to hang himself in the boat. The report now is that the suspect allegedly overdosed.
Brevard County Fire Rescue crews are en route to the scene.