CLEARWATER — A man on a stranded water scooter was rescued off the Pinellas side of the Courtney Campbell Causeway Tuesday night, authorities said.
A friend of the man called authorities at about 8:30 p.m. after he didn't return to shore, said U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Jon-Paul Rios. The Coast Guard notified Clearwater Police and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, who began searching the area.
A fisherman spotted the stranded vessel and notified authorities. The man aboard was not hurt. It was not clear why the water scooter stalled, Rios said.