Tampa Police Assistant Public Safety Officer, Dec. 14, 2015 — No one was found in or around the boat. The boat’s owner was contacted. Police say it looks like someone ditched or abandoned the boat, but not certain that’s the case.
Video 8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. It’s not known at this time if the person or people in the fishing boat swam back to shore after their boat flipped over in the water near the Courtney Campbell Causeway, were found alive, drowned or involved in illegal activity late Saturday night into Sunday morning. Woman interviewed said she was the second person to call 911 at 7:23 a.m. today to report the turned over boat.