Florida's Airboat Crash Victims Want More Regulations on Booming Industry
Shawn Levine, a 37-year-old firefighter and mother of two, suffered a shredded knee when she was hit by a state employee’s airboat just south of Alligator Alley in 2015. She’s still in physical therapy. “There’s pain every day, but the hardest part is having to inconvenience other people because some inexperienced weekend warrior was reckless while operating an airboat,” she says. Despite the crash that injured her leg, Levine says she has continued airboating but hopes to see improvements in regulation.