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Child dies in Monroe County boating accident

July 31, 2010 

An 11-year-old boy from Ft. Myers died as a result of the accident.  

Closed fish-harvesting area in Escambia County reopens

July 31, 2010 

The FWC had closed this area on June 14 as a precautionary measure due to possible impacts of oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  

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FWC Facts:
Female alligators rarely exceed 9.5 feet in length, but males can grow much larger, up to 14 feet long and more than 1,000 pounds.

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