A man is dead after a boat capsized Saturday afternoon in Tampa, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

  • Boat capsizes in Tampa, near Davis Island
  • 6 people were onboard boat at the time
  • 1 person was pronounced dead 

The incident happened shortly before 2 p.m. in Hillsborough Bay just south of Davis Islands.

Emergency responders arrived at the scene after receiving 911 calls about six people clinging to a buoy.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office used boats to pull some five people out of the water. One of the people recovered from the water, 57-year-old Alberto Marrero-Tamayo, died from his injuries.  One person was able to swim to Beer Can Island and was rescued by MacDill Air Force Base Marine Patrol. 

One person was transported to a hospital for treatment. 

Officials have said whether any of the boaters were wearing life vests. However, other boaters out on Saturday were concerned about the conditions.

"Well, with my little 16-footer, it was ridiculous in shore," said Darrol Wilkins, who was out boating with his two sons. "There's no way I would've went out there today. I went maybe 100 yards offshore and turned right back around." 

FWC is conducting an investigation of the boating incident. 

The boat, which sunk, will be retrieved once the weather improves. 

Spectrum Bay News 9 reporter Trevor Pettiford contributed to this report.