Report: Improper anchoring led to football players’ capsize


A Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission report issued Friday gives new details on the capsize of a boat carrying four football players earlier this month. The report attributes the capsize to:

• the fact that the men had anchored from the portside transom eye bracket.

• attempted to throttle forward to release the anchor from the Gulf bottom. 

• failure to leave enough slack in the anchor line.

For the full report, click here.