Man Shot By Spear While Spearfishing in Sarasota


A man has been hospitalized after a July 4 diving accident.

The Sarasota Police Department says two men, both in their 20’s, were diving under the Twin Bridge, spear fishing, when somehow one diver shot the other. This is near the Yacht Club.

According to police, the man is in the intensive care unit with life-threatening injuries.

Westbound John Ringling Causeway is closed. SPD reopened the lanes later in the afternoon.