Dock breaks free from residence near New Pass Inlet

Sarasota Police Department

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Sarasota police are warning boaters about dangers of high water levels after a massive dock broke free near New Pass Inlet.

Sarasota Police Department

Multiple agencies worked together to secure the dock, which broke off from a residence.

The runaway dock created a bit of a navigational hazard for boaters in the pass and intercoastal waterway.

Police said on Facebook that the incident served as a good reminder for boaters to secure boats on lifts and remove any items that may float off docks during extreme high tides.

Sarasota Police Department


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