A business that rented five personal watercrafts to vacationers staying at a rental home in the 700 block of North Shore Drive was given a warning by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office for allowing the watercrafts to be stored on the beach.
No tickets or citations were given to the renters — members of the Orlando Magic basketball team — and their names were not included on the MCSO report.
According to the MCSO report of the incident, a neighbor reported the presence of the water skis to the MCSO-Anna Maria substation and a deputy was dispatched to investigate.
The deputy discovered the watercraft, then contacted the rental company and spoke with an employee, who said he was unaware the watercraft could not be beached in Anna Maria.
The company was issued a warning notice and the personal watercrafts were removed from the beach.