© 2021 All Rights reserved WUSF
News, Jazz, NPR
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Local / State

Man Dead, Girl Critically Injured In Boat Collision Near Clearwater Beach

clearwater_beach.jpg
Google Maps
/

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.

WUSF 89.7 depends on donors for the funding it takes to provide you the most trusted source of news and information here in town, across our state, and around the world. Support WUSF now by giving monthly, or make a one-time donation online.