Man rescued, arrested after boat sinks near Sunshine Skyway

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.