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Men injured when boat hits channel marker near Sunshine Skyway

Published Mar. 19, 2013

ST. PETERSBURG — Two men were hurt Tuesday after their 20-foot boat crashed into a channel marker about 2 miles off shore.

The men were fishing Tuesday morning, and they hit the marker as they were coming back into shore about 9:50 a.m. near the Sunshine Skyway, said Lt. Joel Granata, St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue spokesman.

St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue picked up the two men. One had moderate to severe injuries; the other had minor injuries. They were taken to Bayfront Medical Center.

Granata said he wasn't told whether alcohol was involved in the crash.

The men's names were not released Tuesday morning.

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