A vehicle landed in the Manatee River, but the driver is missing
At 1:58 a.m. on Tuesday, September 15th, City of Bradenton Fire Department (BFD) personnel were notified of a vehicle in the Manatee River near 1400 Barcarrota Blvd. BFD personnel arrived on scene at 2:01 a.m., transitioned to Fire Boat 416 along with two Bradenton Police Department (BPD) officers, and located the vehicle approximately 60-feet from shore.
A thorough search of the vehicle was conducted and no occupants were found. An exhaustive search of the river basin and shore was then conducted, yet no persons were located. The scene was turned over to BPD and the Coast Guard just before 6:00 a.m.
Did you happen to see some activity in the river this morning? Here's why:———–At 1:58 a.m. on Tuesday,…