Water incidents on Memorial Day weekend in Tampa Bay

Water incidents on Memorial Day weekend in Tampa Bay (Image 1)
Water incidents on Memorial Day weekend in Tampa Bay (Image 1)

Rescue crews responded to several incidents on the water in the Tampa Bay area Sunday.

A man wearing dark clothing fell off a pontoon boat near Hernando Beach about 2:45 p.m. Sunday, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Rescuers from the FWC, U.S. Coast Guard and Hernando County Sheriff’s Office responded, FWC Officer Baryl Martin said. They are taking part in the search off the Hernando County coastline.

No other information was available about the incident or the missing man, whose name was not released.

A jet ski incident happened near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. FWC units responded to a report of the incident in the water. One person was rescued. There is no confirmed information about any injuries. Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and St Petersburg Police units also responded to the scene.

An unidentified woman in distress was pulled from the water off Gulfview Boulevard Sunday evening, Martin said. No injuries were reported.

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