Boat Crash Investigation

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-Flight Unit
-Marine / Environmental Lands Unit
-Underwater Search and Recovery Unit

Name: Mark Mayer (Victim – Deceased)
DOB: 10/26/1972
Vessel: 19-Foot Tracker Vessel

PINELLAS COUNTY – On June 19, 2023, at approximately 10:22 a.m., deputies responded to a report of a missing boater on Lake Tarpon in Palm Harbor.

According to detectives, 50-year-old Mark Mayer left his residence on June 18, 2023, around 7:00 p.m., in his 19-foot Tracker vessel and failed to return home. Mayer’s family reported him missing to law enforcement.

At approximately 11:26 a.m., deputies assigned to the Flight Unit located Mayer and his boat, which appeared to have struck the dock located at 3723 Mullenhurst Drive in Palm Harbor.

Through the course of their investigation, deputies were able to determine Mayer struck the dock and was thrown from the vessel. Mayer’s body was recovered from the water near the vessel.

According to deputies, alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash.

The next of kin has been notified.

The investigation continues.

Posted by David Brenn Monday, June 19, 2023 6:17:00 PM Categories: Marine Unit and Flight Unit

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