TAMPA POLICE SEARCH FOR MISSING BOATER

10/21/16
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LOCATION:                         Courtney Campbell Causeway Boat Ramp

 INCIDENT DATE/TIME:   Friday, October 21, 2016 at 3:10 PM

 DETAILS:

 Tampa Police officers are on scene just off the Courtney Campbell Causeway Boat Ramp for a report of a male who had gone underwater.  The male was in a rental boat with his fiance when the boat hit a sandbar.  He jumped off the boat to push it off the sandbar, but went underwater.  The boat drifted as he attempted to remain afloat, resurfacing twice.  When he did not resurface a third time, his fiance called 911.  Tampa Police Marine and Dive units, as well as the Coast Guard and Clearwater Police Marine units responded and are actively working in a rescue capacity at this time.