Michael Poole died at Lee Memorial Hospital Saturday, one day after the accident. Poole and his friend, 27-year-old Matt Verhusen of Ohio, were riding their personal water craft on the Caloosahatchee River at Banna Creek, in Hendry County, Friday. Verhusen lost control of his PWC, and it went airborne, landing on top of Poole, causing severe head trauma.
The cause of the accident is still unclear. The FWC continues to investigate. An autopsy will be performed on the victim.