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Man helping women out of car shot, killed

By TIMES WIRES
Published May 28, 2007


ST. PETERSBURG

A man who was shot in St. Petersburg early Sunday died later that day, said the St. Petersburg Police Department.

The man was helping female companions out of a limousine near 13th Avenue S and 10th Street when he was shot. They dragged him back into the vehicle and he was driven to Bayfront Medical Center. The Police Department was notified of his death about 6 p.m.

MIAMI

South Florida leads in boating accidents

South Florida's waterways are the most dangerous in the state.

The 52-mile stretch of coastal waterways from central Palm Beach County through Broward to northern Miami-Dade County had the most boating accidents per square mile in Florida between 2002 and 2006, according to a South Florida Sun-Sentinel analysis.

There were nearly 600 accidents in South Florida during that time; one in four resulted in injury, according to statistics compiled by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Twenty-one people died.

Statistics show Memorial Day weekend was the second-most accident-prone time of the year, just behind the Fourth of July weekend.