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 a good Samaritan and transferred to the U.S. Coast Guard.

One of the boaters was listed in serious condition while no details were released on the conditions of the others. Six of the people injured were transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital. The other person went to the hospital on their own.

The collision is under investigation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.

What starts as a fun day on the water can end in disaster when boat accidents occur. If you’ve been injured in a boat crash in Tampa Bay or any of the surrounding waterways, we’re here to help you get the compensation you deserve. Whether you were the driver of a boat, an onboard passenger or a person who was hit by a boat in the water, you need the Tampa Bay boat accident lawyers at Kemp, Ruge and Green on your side to protect your legal rights. Contact us today at 727-325-5512 to request your free consultation to get started.

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