NEWS: Ten Injured in Boat Collision Off Anna Maria Island

NEWS: Ten Injured in Boat Collision Off Anna Maria IslandThe Miami Herald has reported on a collision between two boats near Anna Maria Island, resulting in injuries to ten individuals. The incident involved a 50-foot race-style yacht and a 24-foot bowrider with 10 people on board. The collision occurred in intercoastal waters off the northern end of Anna Maria Island. All passengers from the smaller boat were taken to a local hospital. Nine people had minor injuries and a 41-year-old woman suffered critical injuries, plus lacerations to the head and face.

This collision marked the second boating incident in Manatee County within recent weeks, following a tragic jet ski collision that resulted in a fatality and critical injuries. The collision scene was also where a separate shark attack occurred. A man in his early 20s was bitten by an unidentified shark species while in the water north of Anna Maria Island’s Bean Point. He was transported to HCA Florida Blake Hospital by Manatee County EMS. The investigation into the boat collision is ongoing, involving various response agencies.

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