Search underway for missing boater

9:58 PM, Jul 4, 2012   |    comments
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TAMPA, Fla. - Federal, state, and local marine units are searching Tampa Bay for a missing boater.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)says there was a single vessel accident near the east side of the Gandy Bridge around 7:30 p.m. One person aboard the boat apparently fell overboard.

Tampa Fire units and the FWC sent boats to the area to conduct a search. The U.S. Coast Guard is assisting with a helicopter.

Further details are not available at this time.

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