The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating aboating accident that occurred in Tampa Bay near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge Monday morning.
A boater was rescued from the water after his boat sank, and he was arrested after officials learned he was wanted on a charge he violated his probation for a previous battery conviction.
About 8:45 a.m., Roger V. Deal, 49, was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard when his 1965 18-foot Sears runabout sunk.
After being checked out, Deal was arrested and taken to the Manatee County jail.
The arrest warrant was out of Putnam County, Fla.