Boat that was burning sinks in Tampa Bay near Beer Can Island

APOLLO BEACH — A boat that caught fire early Monday afternoon has sunk to the bottom of Tampa Bay near Beer Can Island, just west of Apollo Beach.

Ray Yeakley, spokesman for Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, said only one person was on board, and he was not injured. The recreational boat was fully engulfed when rescuers were called, he said. Investigators are working to determine what caused the blaze.

Boat that was burning sinks in Tampa Bay near Beer Can Island 07/06/09 [Last modified: Monday, July 6, 2009 3:31pm]

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