Tampa man dies after falling off boat


A Florida man is dead after his boat fell off the side of a Tampa River bridge, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

The man, who was identified as 26-year-old Christopher T. Stee, was rescued by the Coast Guard on Sunday evening.

The Coast Guard is continuing to investigate the circumstances of the man’s death.

“Our hearts go out to his family, friends and the thousands of people who loved him,” said Capt. Dave Stapleton, a Coast Guard spokesperson.

Stee was taken to a Tampa hospital where he later died, police said.

A cause of death has not yet been released.

In addition to Stee’s death, another man was also taken to the hospital after he fell off a bridge near the North Fork of the Tampa Bay River.

Witnesses told the Tampa Tribune that they heard a loud crash and saw a man falling to the ground.

Police said they believe that the boat fell into the water because of an electrical short.

A Coast Guard spokesman told the Tribune that the man fell onto the bridge because of the lack of a railing and the weight of the boat.

Officials are still investigating what caused the fall, the Tampa News reported.

A witness who witnessed the incident told the paper that the “boat fell at the last moment.”

“He was just jumping and screaming.

I was like, ‘Oh my god,'” witness J.J. O’Neill told the newspaper.

At least three people were rescued from the scene by the Tampa Police Department and the Coast Guards rescue boat, according the Tribune.

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