Texas tourist dies at Crab Island after striking his head

Donald Perry
Donald Perry(Donald Perry Family)
Published: Nov. 24, 2022 at 5:24 PM CST
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DESTIN, Fl. (WALA) - A Texas man has died at Crab Island after hitting his head going down the slide of his rental pontoon boat.

The 63-year-old Donald Perry went down the slide into three to four feet of water around 3:35 p.m. on Wednesday and did not resurface, according to the family. Members of the family jumped in to try and save him while the Coast Guard, firefighters from Okaloosa Island and Destin and EMS all responded to the scene.

The victim was transported to the HCA Fort Walton Beach-Destin Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Family members have set up a go fund me to help with expenses.


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