Missing Fla. Boater Found Clinging To Sign

TAMPA (CBS4) — Authorities say a boater last seen in an inflatable kayak in Tampa Bay has been found clinging to a manatee sign.

Tonya Lee Collins was reported missing by her husband on Friday evening. Coast Guard and Tampa police marine units searched the waters and located her boat south of the Howard Franklin Bridge.

Collins was not inside the vessel.

Several hours later a Fish and Wildlife rescue boat located her 400 yards offshore hanging on to a manatee sign.

Tampa police say she was not injured and refused medical attention.

No further details were immediately available.

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  • Me

    Oh, it wasn’t a Cuban.

    • Carol

      You really made my day complete I thought the same thing but you said it first.

  • Carol

    I am so glad she was found that is why I wouldn’t go out in water you are like a little pea and the ocean is so large no way Jose.

  • Carlos

    Racist SOB”s

  • Carlos

    Are you both American Indians?

  • Roger Good Ell

    Definitely NOT an NFL Player – She Lived….

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