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BOATERS HURT WHEN THEY HIT I-75 PYLON

Authorities rushed Saturday night to a boating accident at 9338 Old Gibsonton Drive in eastern Hillsborough County. Officials said a boat on the Alafia River hit a pylon of Interstate 75 about 9:45 p.m. The accident left two injured people in the water. Part of I-75 was temporarily shut down so a rescue helicopter could take one of the injured boaters to a hospital. The other victim was transported by ambulance. Officials from the Hillsborough Sheriff's Office, county Fire Rescue and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission worked the case.

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