News: Man under arrest in deadly boating accident in Alafia River

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL – A man is under arrest in connection with a boating accident in the Alafia River last spring that killed a young girl.


According to WFLA , 40-year-old Andrew Miltner of Riverview was arrested Tuesday for the May 17 crash.  Authorities say Miltner was operating a watercraft at about 7 p.m. when he struck two girls being towed on a raft.


One of the girls, a 12-year-old, went under the water, and her body was later recovered by a dive team with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. The other girl suffered minor injuries.


Miltner was booked into the Hillsborough County Jail on charges of boating under the influence, manslaughter, and vessel homicide.



Between 60 and 70 Floridians die every year in boating accidents due to negligent boat owners, a number that’s been on the rise in recent years. If you have lost a loved one in a boat crash, you need legal representation from a personal injury lawyer who understands boating law. The Tampa Boating Accident Lawyers at Kemp, Ruge and Green are here to help. We’ll fight for the resources you need to recover after an accident happens. Call us today at 727-325-5512 to request your free consultation.

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