News: Boat collision in St. Pete claims life of teen, leaves another injured


ST. PETERSBURG, FL – A 15-year-old boy was operating a 18-foot boat Sunday when it crashed into a dock and fatally injured his passenger, another 15-year-old boy.

This incident happened around 4:30 p.m. in the area of Bayshore Boulevard Northeast and Connecticut Avenue Northeast, according to MySunCoast

Emergency crews were able to rescue the 15-year-old boat operator while his 15-year-old passenger was pulled from the water by a good Samaritan and a St. Petersburg police officer. 

Although the teen operator suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the teen passenger was pronounced deceased following the crash.

Due to the ages of the involved juveniles, our newsroom will not disclose their names in this blog. 

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