One dead, multiple injured in boat collision on Little Manatee River

RUSKIN, Fla. — Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded to the scene of a boat collision on the Little Manatee River Friday morning.

It happened near the Shell Point Marina in Ruskin. 

A call for service came in around 8:22 a.m. Friday morning.

Rescue Boat 17 and Rescue Boat 11 responded to the scene.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has confirmed one fatality and multiple injuries. 75-year-old Arthur Showley was a part time resident of Ruskin, but was from Indiana and died in the crash.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue boat recovered two victims and transported them to a local hospital by ambulance.

 

 

The cause of the collision is unknown at this time.

 

 

FWC is taking over the investigation.

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