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CLEARWATER (CBSMiami/AP) – Two people were killed in a boating accident near a Clearwater causeway on Saturday.
The couple, a 51-year-old man and 49-year-old woman, on a rented water scooter collided with a double-decker tour boat on a dolphin-sighting cruise. Investigators with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are still investigating the cause of the crash.
No one on the tour boat was injured.
Authorities said the incident should serve as a reminder of the hazards of personal watercraft.
The incident is the second fatal accident this month involving a water scooter in the area. Fifteen-year-old Katie Yale of Seminole died after a Labor Day collision between her inner tube and a personal watercraft.
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