Marlins ace Fernandez dies in boating accident- Sprtswrld.Com

Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident in Florida early Sunday morning.

Spokesman Lorenzo Veloz of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a news conference Sunday that Fernandez, 24, was one of three men killed in the accident. The U.S. Coast Guard found a boat on which Jose Fernandez was a passenger crashed into the rocks off Miami Beach early Sunday. WPLG

The Coast Guard arrived on the scene at around football news 3 football news a.m. to find a 32-foot boat upside down on a jetty off Miami Beach. Two of the victims were found dead under the vessel. One was found dead in the water. None of the deceased was wearing a life vest.

Fernandez died from trauma and not drowning, Veloz said.

The names of the other two individuals were withheld pending notification of relatives, the Coast Guard said.

Speed is suspected to be a factor in the accident because of the impact with the jetty, Veloz said. There was no evidence of alcohol or illegal drug use.

“It does appear that speed was involved due to the impact and the severity of it,” Veloz said. “It does appear to be that they were coming at full speed when they encountered the jetty, and the accident happened.”



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