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Riverview motorcyclist dies; five rescued near Seminole boat ramp

TAMPA

Motorcyclist from Riverview killed on I-75

A 30-year-old Riverview man died Sunday morning after apparently losing control of his motorcycle and being thrown into a sign and a guardrail, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Matthew G. Lyle was going north in the outside lane of Interstate 75 when he changed to the inside lane near Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, according to a preliminary investigation. Troopers said they believe Lyle lost control of his 2007 Honda motorcycle, ran off the road onto the grassy median and tried to brake. The motorcycle overturned, throwing him into a metal construction sign and then into the guardrail. Lyle, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene by Tampa Fire Rescue at 9:28 a.m.

ST. PETERSBURG

Hit-and-run sends one to hospital

Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that sent at least one person to Bayfront Medical Center. The crash occurred before 2:45 p.m. Sunday on Country Club Way S near Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street. Few details were available.

CLEARWATER

Five are rescued near boat ramp

The Coast Guard rescued five people from the water Saturday night after their boat capsized north of the Seminole boat ramp. A Coast Guard patrol boat crew from Station Sand Key located the group in the water about 7:45 p.m., about five minutes after their 18-foot boat capsized. No injuries were reported. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating.

LARGO

Man shot at Brittany Bay

Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Saturday night at the Brittany Bay Apartments. Crews were called to 1201 Seminole Blvd. just before 10 p.m. An injured man was taken to a hospital, authorities said. Police were also investigating the possibility that the wound was self-inflicted.

TALLAHASSEE

New emergency management chief

Florida has a new emergency management chief. David Halstead, who has been serving as the interim director since January, was appointed to head the Florida Division of Emergency Management on Friday by Gov. Charlie Crist. Halstead stepped in as temporary head after the former interim director, Ruben Almaguer, resigned amid concerns about his performance.

Associated Press

Orlando

Unruly teen causes plane to return

"Inappropriate remarks" by a 16-year-old boy caused a US Airways pilot to return a planeload of passengers to Orlando International Airport on Sunday, authorities said. The boy, described by officials as "disruptive" and "unruly," was removed from Flight 192 to Phoenix along with his parents, officials said. There were 171 passengers aboard, an airline spokeswoman said. The FBI questioned and released the boy, airport spokeswoman Carolyn Fennell said.

Orlando Sentinel

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Riverview motorcyclist dies; five rescued near Seminole boat ramp 05/02/10 [Last modified: Sunday, May 2, 2010 11:35pm]
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