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Storm Davis McDaniel, 17, dies when his personal watercraft collides with 20-foot boat during Grand Lagoon tour in Panama City Beach, Florida
Officials said McDaniel was facing backward, toward the group following behind him, at about 5:40 p.m. when he careened into the front, port-side of the vessel and was ejected from the personal watercraft.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 17-year-old Storm Davis McDaniel died Wednesday night after his personal watercraft and a 20-foot boat collided in Panama City Beach. McDaniel was leading a group of people on personal watercraft for a tour in the Grand Lagoon when he struck a 20-foot boat operated by James D. Moulder of Brewton, Alabama.