FWC identifies man in fatal jet skiing accident

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the water near Whiskey Joes for a missing 61-year-old man on Monday morning.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating a fatal boat accident on Monday morning.

The FWC identified Jose Vazquez, 61, of Apollo Beach as the victim. Authorities found Vazquez’s body around 8 a.m. Monday in shallow water south of the Courtney Campbell Causeway.

A tow boat saw an unmanned jet ski around 9 p.m. Sunday near the Courtney Campbell Causeway in Tampa Bay. Crews searched overnight by boat and air for Vazquez.

The FWC is receiving assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and Tampa Police Department.

The investigation is ongoing.

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