1 dead, 1 injured after boating accident on Alafia River

Hillsborough County

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are investigating a boating accident in Riverview.

According to authorities, the accident happened on Alafia River around 7 p.m. and involved a boat pulling a tube and a Jet Ski.

Officer Bryce Phillippi with FWC said when officials arrived on scene, HCSO deployed their dive team.

Phillippi said one person was taken to a local hospital for their injuries and another person was pronounced dead at the scene. Both people injured were on the tube, according to Phillippi.

FWC officials are asking those who might’ve seen the accident to call 888-404-3922 with any information they might have.

Please check back for the latest updates on this story.


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