News: Boating accident injures 1 near Clearwater Beach

CLEARWATER, FL – According to Patch, a person was hurt when two boats collided on Thursday near Clearwater Beach. The Coast Guard was dispatched to the scene of the accident around 7 a.m. When they arrived, they found four people wearing life jackets on the two vessels. One of the boats was 32 ft long and the other was 18 ft. The

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News: 2 men rescued after boat catches fire near Sunshine Skyway Bridge

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL – The Coast Guard said two men were rescued after their boat caught fire in the waters off St. Petersburg last week. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the blaze erupted on the 60-foot vessel as it was east of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on Thursday. The boat owner made a call on the marine distress channel to report

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News: Man injured when jet ski hits boat near Dunedin Causeway

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL – A boating accident near the Dunedin Causeway over the weekend left one man severely injured, WFLA reports. 43-year-old Jose Rivera-Reyes was riding a Sea-Doo personal watercraft when he hit the back of a 28-foot Chaparral Bowrider at about 11:24 a.m. He was transported to Mease Hospital in Dunedin with what were described as life-threatening injuries. The operator of the

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News: 7 injured when boats collide amid heavy fog in Tampa Bay

TAMPA, FL – Officials are investigating a boat collision in Tampa Bay Saturday morning that left seven people injured. Fox 13 News reports one of the boats capsized following the crash about two miles west of Manbirtee Key at about 8:30 a.m. The Coast Guard said heavy fog may have contributed to the incident. The injured boaters were pulled from the water by

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News: Boating accident in Sarasota leaves 3 hospitalized

SARASOTA, FL – Police and emergency crews were on the scene of a boat accident in Sarasota over the weekend that sent three people to the hospital, according to WFLA. Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said a 22-foot vessel was involved in the crash near Flamingo Avenue at about 4 p.m. Saturday. The boat struck a channel marker and

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News: Charges announced in Alafia River boat accident that killed girl

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL – Charges have been announced against the man accused of causing a boat accident on the Alafia River that killed a young girl last spring, Fox 13 News reports.   40-year-old Andrew Miltner was arrested earlier this month in connection with the May 17 incident. Investigators said Miltner was intoxicated when he drove a boat and struck two girls being towed on

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