Fatal Skyway Bridge Boating Accident
One boater is dead, and another is missing after a Florida boating accident near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in St. Petersburg. The investigation into the accident is still ongoing, but officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission say that a six-year-old boy was pulled from the water late Friday, May 27, and that he is in an area hospital receiving treatment for undisclosed injuries. The body of a 44-year-old man was recovered near the scene of the accident, and a 34-year-old man who investigators believe was injured in the accident was also pulled from the water. Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham cautions boaters to exercise proper safety precautions as area waterways grow increasingly crowded.