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1 dead, 1 injured after collision involving Jet Ski on Alafia River

Alafia River boating accident
Posted at 11:24 PM, May 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 08:11:25-04

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) confirms one person died and paramedics transported to a hospital for evaluation following a boating accident on the Alafia River in Riverview.

Wildlife officers say they responded to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office's report of an incident Sunday evening around 7:00 p.m.

The FWC says a boat was pulling two people on a tube on the Alafia River when a person on a Jet Ski collided with the tube.

The incident occurred on the Alafia River, east of the I-75 bridge.

The Sheriff's Office deployed a dive team.

The FWC has not released the identifies of the victims and is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to call them at 888-404-3922.