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.
Two people taken into ambulances so far here at Little Manatee River water rescue. @abcactionnews pic.twitter.com/FPI62VkjUu
— Adam Z. Winer (@adamzwiner) February 23, 2018
The cause of the collision is unknown at this time.
HCFR Rescue Boat 17 and Boat 11 responded to a marine accident in the Little Manatee River cross of 2510 W. Shell Point Rd in Ruskin around 8:30am this morning. FWC will be the lead in this investigation. pic.twitter.com/gIjDkAg4iX
— Hillsborough County (@HillsFireRescue) February 23, 2018
FWC is taking over the investigation.