Man Dead, Girl Critically Injured In Boat Collision Near Clearwater Beach
A man was killed and a 4-year-old girl is in critical condition after their personal watercraft collided with a boat in the Intracoastal Waterway near Clearwater Beach.
The accident happened late Saturday afternoon. It's under investigation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
According to a news release, 52-year-old Craig Butz of Altamonte Springs was riding with the girl when it collided with the boat. The man was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead.
Authorities say the girl was flown to a St. Petersburg hospital.
The girl's name hasn't been released.