Two boating crashes in Pinellas County have left several people injured as the boaters took to the water for the Memorial Day weekend Sunday.
Three people were taken to local hospitals and treated for minor injuries after a recreational boat crashed into the rock jetty at Clearwater pass early Sunday, authorities said.
Nine people were aboard the 21-foot boat, which was going about 20 mph when it crashed into the rocks in the 3 a.m. incident. The group had come from St. Pete Beach.
A Florida Fish and Wildlife official said the boat operator passed an alcohol-detection test but was cited for failure to maintain a proper lookout.
Woman taken to hospital after boat rear ended in Dunedin
A woman was taken to a local hospital as a precaution after a boating accident in Dunedin. The victim was transported with neck and back injuries.
According to a Pinellas County Sheriff's spokesperson said one boat rear ended a second boat as it slowed down.
The boaters have not been identified. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, the spokesperson said.