St. Petersburg, FL (January 24, 2021) - A boat crash near Tampa Bay sent seven people to the hospital on Saturday morning. The crash happened near the Skyway.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, a 24-foot Composite Resa and a 27-foot Sea Hunt boat collided with one another. There were a total of seven occupants on both boats at the of the collision. Authorities report that all seven occupants were injured and were taken to local hospitals for treatment. Four of the victims were listed as trauma alerts and one was in serious condition at the hospital. Officers believe that heavy fog in the area played a role in the crash. The victims have not been identified.
There is no word on any charges at this time.
Florida is home to many bodies of water and boating is a favorite activity for many people in our state. With this, however, comes the risks associated with being on the water. In 2018, Florida led the nation in reported boating accidents with 607. Of this number, there were 57 deaths and nearly 300 injuries. Boaters should always remember to exercise care and caution and should follow all laws and safety regulations to avoid the occurrence of a serious and potentially life-changing incident.
Our condolences are with the injured boater and their family following this St. Petersburg boat crash.
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