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Man dies in boat crash on Little Manatee River


Published:   |   Updated: July 5, 2014 at 05:25 PM

Florida wildlife officials are investigating a fatal boat crash that occurred Friday on the Little Manatee River in Ruskin.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said two men and woman were in a 20-foot boat that flipped and became tangled in mangroves near River Drive Southwest, west of U.S. 41.

The boat’s operator, Sean T. McCarthy, 38, of Ruskin was killed. Two passengers, Yunisdel Miguel Perez Gonzalez and Mariah Elizabeth Perez Gonzalez, both 22 of Valrico, were uninjured, FFWC officials said.

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