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Fatal boat crash off Marco Island

Workers from Sea Tow remove dock lines as the 32-foot Powerplay is lifted by a fork-lift at Marco River Marina.

Photo by Ed Bania, Eagle staff

Workers from Sea Tow remove dock lines as the 32-foot Powerplay is lifted by a fork-lift at Marco River Marina.

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  • Maintenance man Ed Smith helps turn over the 33-foot Powerplay speed boat wreckage from Saturday's boating accident as authorities salvage pieces of the wreckage at the Marco River Marina on Sunday on Marco Island.
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	Lt. Wayne Maahs of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission prepares to tow the wreckage of the 32-foot Powerplay speed boat to an evidence lockup after salvaging pieces of the boat at the Marco River Marina on Sunday on Marco Island.
  • A FWC officer, left, examines the damaged 32-foot Powerplay that broke up in a boating accident Saturday off Big Marco Pass. Three people were killed and a fourth was missing at presstime.
  • Workers from Sea Tow remove dock lines as the 32-foot Powerplay is lifted by a fork-lift at Marco River Marina.
  • Alan Molter and his wife, Linda.
  • Jennifer Molter
  • Harper Simpson and Meagan Molter.
  • Meagan Molter, 22, and Harper Simpson, 31, were engaged to be married. The couple died along with Molter's mother in a boating accident off the shore of Marco Island on Saturday. This picture comes from Meagan's Myspace.com page.
  • Meagan Molter and Harper Simpson were engaged to be married. The couple died in a boating accident off the shore of Marco Island. This picture comes from Meagan's Myspace.com page.
  • A Marco Island Police officer talks with a child on the boat behind the police line at the dock at the Snook Inn after a boat crash with three fatalities, leaving one unaccounted for and one minor injury.  The accident occurred miles offshore Marco Island, Saturday, January 6, 2007.
  • Collier County EMS and Marco Island Police Department meet at the dock at the Snook Inn after a boat crash with three fatalities leaving one unaccounted for and one minor injury.  The accident occurred miles off shore Marco Island Saturday January 6, 2007.
  • Collier County EMS and Marco Island Police Department meet at the dock at the Snook Inn after a boat crash with three fatalities leaving one unaccounted for and one with minor injuries.  The accident occurred 5 miles off shore Marco Island Saturday January 6, 2007.
  • An unidentified woman kisses an unidentified child on a boat after receiving news from a police officer at the docks behind the Snook Inn Marco Island Saturday January 6, 2007.  A 33-foot boat was involved in an accident 5 miles off-shore that caused three fatalities leaving one unaccounted for and one with a minor injury.
  • A Marco Island Police Officer talks with an unidentified woman and two children on a boat at the docks behind the Snook Inn Marco Island Saturday January 6, 2007.  A 33-foot boat was involved in an accident 5 miles off-shore that caused three fatalities leaving one unaccounted for and one with a minor injury.
  • An unidentified woman and man carrying children are escorted off the the docks behind the Snook Inn by officers to be taken to the Sheriff's Office Marco Island Substation Saturday January 6, 2007.  A 33-foot boat was involved in an accident 5 miles off-shore that caused three fatalities leaving one unaccounted for and one with a minor injury.
  • Med Flight above the area of the accident which occurred 5 miles off shore Marco Island that killed three, left one injured, and one missing as of Saturday evening January 6, 2007.  Med Flight took one person to Naples Community Hospital.
  • This boat crashed Saturday about five miiles offshore of Marco Island, killing 3 and leaving one unaccounted for, and one minor injury.
  • Collier County EMS and Marco Island Police Department meet at the dock at the Snook Inn after a boat crash with three fatalities, leaving one unaccounted for and one minor injury. The accident occurred miles offshore Marco Island, Saturday, January 6, 2007.
  • Mourners file past four hearses lined up outside First Baptist Church in North Naples during visitation before the funeral for Linda Molter, Meagan Molter, James Molter, and Harper Simpson this evening. A funeral is being held at the church for the four, who were killed in a boating accident on Saturday off Big Marco Pass near Marco Island.
  • Mourners gather at First Baptist Church in North Naples for the visitation and funeral for Linda Molter, Meagan Molter, James Molter, and Harper Simpson on Thursday evening, Jan. 11. The four were killed in a boating accident on Saturday off Big Marco Pass near Marco Island.
  • Mourners gather at First Baptist Church in North Naples for the visitation and funeral for Linda Molter, Meagan Molter, James Molter, and Harper Simpson on Thursday evening, Jan. 11. The four were killed in a boating accident on Saturday off Big Marco Pass near Marco Island.
  • Mourners gather at First Baptist Church in North Naples for the visitation and funeral for Linda Molter, Meagan Molter, James Molter, and Harper Simpson on Thursday evening, Jan. 11. The four were killed in a boating accident on Saturday off Big Marco Pass near Marco Island.

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