Man dies after diving from boat at Crab Island

Posted on August 3, 2020 by Staff reports

A Fort Walton Beach man died Saturday after reportedly diving into waters on the northwest side of Crab Island near Destin.

Witnesses say 40 year old Craig Hanrahan dove off the center console boat around 3:15 p.m. and began floating face down. He had to be pulled from the water, which is typically two to three feet deep in that general area.

Hanrahan was loaded onto a pontoon boat and rushed to the Coast Guard Station, but was later pronounced dead at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.

44-year old Travis Forbes of Georgia was critically injured June 27th in a similar accident at Crab Island