LOCATION: Courtney Campbell Causeway Boat Ramp

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


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.

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