ST. PETERSBURG (CBSMiami/AP) – A 61-year-old St. Petersburg man, after crashing his plane into the bay, swam away from the wreck and made it out alive with a bump on his head and a cut on his chin.
Thomas Beaman, according to St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue, went down in his Cessna 150 in Boca Ciega Bay Friday afternoon.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava In DC To Discuss Gun Violence With President Biden
Beaman reportedly realized that something was wrong with his plane. He tried to return to Albert Whitted Airport but couldn’t make it.READ MORE: Missing Child Alert Issued For Pembroke Pines Teen Sanura Domond
After landing in the bay, Beaman swam away from the wreck. A nearby boater saw him and took him to safety.
Officials say Beaman declined medical treatment but appeared to have a bump on his head and a cut on his chin.MORE NEWS: Lauderhill Police Still Searching For Answers After Bodies Of Two Girls Found In Canal
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