One dead after being struck by pontoon boat near the Brooks Bridge in Fort Walton Beach

On Saturday, July 18, 2020, shortly after 5:30 p.m., the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) was notified of a boating accident in the Santa Rosa Sound near the Brooks Bridge in Okaloosa County.

24-year-old Marie Yann Cedrick Kouame of Mankato, MN fell off of a 10-foot Yamaha PWC and was struck by a second vessel, a 24-foot Encore Pontoon.

Kouame was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

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