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Thanks to George Anastasopoulos of Clearwater Beach who shared photos with tampabay.com after witnessing a Catamaran crash into sea wall columns on Clearwater Beach this afternoon. As you can see below, one of the boaters was injured in the crash:

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Anastasopoulos said his nephew, Peter Stylianou, was swimming at 440 West Condominium Complex when he looked out toward the Gulf and witnessed the crash. One boater was hurled into a concrete column, he said.

"I heard the crash from my patio deck; it sounded like a big tree falling. For several minutes, both boaters clung to the deck of the overturned craft to stay afloat," Anastasopoulos wrote. "Eventually, the injured boater made his way to shore where he was helped by other condo residents until emergency crews arrived."

 

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