ST. PETERSBURG — A man was rescued by another boater after his own boat struck a pillar under the Howard Frankland bridge Saturday and sank, St. Petersburg Fire Rescue said.
The man was the only person reported on the boat, authorities said. He was pulled from the water by another boater in the area. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials were on the scene and took care of the man and secured the sunken boat, St. Petersburg Fire Rescue spokesman Lt. Steve Lawrence said.
St. Petersburg Fire Rescue responded at 3:37 p.m. The man's identity was not available Saturday. He did not receive medical treatment, Lawrence said. It was unclear Saturday why the boat struck the bridge and whether the man was still in the boat when it did, Lawrence said.