Man killed in boating accident near Courtney Campbell Causeway

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A man was killed Sunday in a boating accident near the Courtney Campbell Causeway in Tampa.

A Hillsborough County Fire Rescue spokesperson said that two people were ejected from their boat, when the boat was turning.

Edward Bartell Jr., 47, was killed. His wife Maria, 47, was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa.

Detectives do not know why the boat turned and ejected the couple.

They’re examining the boat to try to figure out what happened.

No other boats were involved in the accident.

Edward and Maria Bartell lived in Tampa.



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