Last Monday around 11:15am, a 55-year-old man was injured in a boating accident after he was trapped between a bounding boat and a large piling near the Sunshine Skyway. He is a faculty member at the University of South Florida, but it was unclear whether he was working for USF or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at the time of the boating accident.
The family of the injured man requested that his name not be released to the public. The unidentified man was in critical condition when he was transported to Bayfront Medical Center, where he underwent surgery.
The man jumped on top of a large piling, called a dolphin, and tried to keep his 28-foot boat from hitting the structure from a large wake created by a passing tanker. He fell into the water and was pinned between the boat and the piling until other people in the boat were able to pull him aboard.
Man injured in boating accident near Skyway is on USF faculty, TampaBay.com, September 3, 2009
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