A holiday evening on the water turned tragic Friday. One person is dead after a boating accident in the mangroves of the Little Manatee River.
A 20-foot power boat crashed near River Drive SW around 7:30 p.m. and wound up lodged in the mangroves.
FWC says one man died in the accident, though two other people on board were not hurt.
A spokesperson said they're still working to piece together what happened, but they believe alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.
"One of the main causes of boating accidents is not paying attention to surroundings and not having an observer on board, so we recommend people pay attention to surroundings and have all the required safety equipment," Beryl Martin offered.
FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
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