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1 dead after airboat goes airborne

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FWC identifies victim as Bradley Jelkren, 47, of Geneva

https://www.clickorlando.com/news/local ... ake-jesup/

OVIEDO, Fla. – A 47-year-old Geneva man died after his airboat went airborne and overturned Sunday on Lake Jesup in Seminole County, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said.

The FWC said Bradley Jelkren died in the crash, which was reported around 12:30 p.m. Sunday near the State Road 417 bridge.

Wildlife officers said a witness was driving north on the S.R 417 bridge and saw a 12-foot airboat go airborne. The witness called 911 when they saw that the boat was overturned in the water and no one was near it, according to an FWC report.

The witness called over another boat, and the victim was found near the overturned airboat, officials said.

The good Samaritans took the man to the Lake Jessup boat ramp in Sanford, where Jelkren was pronounced dead.

An investigation is ongoing.

An online fundraising campaign has been set up through GoFundMe to help Jelkren’s family cover funeral expenses. Nearly $17,000 was raised in less than 24 hours.

GoFundMe link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/brad-jelkren ... y-donation

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Really hate to hear that...condolences to his family & friends.

R.I.P.

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Lawda mercy. Thoughts and prayers going out to his family.
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Bad news ... Prayers sent 🙏🙏
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Thanks Kwan,
Why do you prey on bad news!
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Prototype- why the **** do you always gotta get on talking shit to everyone? Every post you comment on has some negative comments. Your a fuckin punk piece of shit that needs tuned up. You want some smoke step you fuckin sorry ass peckerwood mother ******, I’ll be glad to be the mechanic.
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unforgiven11B wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:30 am
Prototype- why the **** do you always gotta get on talking shit to everyone? Every post you comment on has some negative comments. Your a fuckin punk piece of shit that needs tuned up. You want some smoke step you fuckin sorry ass peckerwood mother ******, I’ll be glad to be the mechanic.
X2^^ I'm glad someone finally called him out. I've many times wrote sh!t to respond to his comments but then decided it wasn't worth it because it would just get deleted anyway. There is no doubt Prototype is an angry person and lives a miserable life. I just pray one day he will find a way to let go of all his hate. I've been that guy before that was mad at the world because of something that happen and I took it out on everyone and anyone I could. It's definitely not a pretty place to be in life and I'm definitely not proud of it. I honestly don't think I've ever seen him post something that was encouraging, it's always something negative.
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He’s been that way for years.
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