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Miami Marlins Jose Fernandez Killed In Boating Accident

Fernandez's boat apparently struck the north jetty at Miami's Government Cut.

September 26, 2016
BY PATRICK FARRELL OF THE MIAMI HERALD
MIAMI MARLINS STAR PITCHER, JOSE FERNANDEZ’S, BOAT ATOP THE NORTH JETTY AT MIAMI’S GOVERNMENT CUT. PATRICK FARRELL OF THE MIAMI HERALD

Miami Marlins star pitcher, Jose Fernandez, was killed in a boating accident early this morning, according to published reports, including that by the Miami Herald.

A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Miami was heading out on a law enforcement patrol at approximately 3:30 a.m. Sunday when they passed a jetty along Government Cut and discovered an overturned 33-foot center console boat on the jetty with three deceased aboard.

The other victims were identified as male, but their names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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The boat was found atop the tip of the north jetty that defines the entrance to Government Cut, the main inlet into Miami from the Atlantic Ocean. Initial reports indicate that a high rate of speed contributed to this accident.

The following image is from the Miami Herald’s coverage. More images and info can be found here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/mlb/miami-marlins/article104075221.html

Editor-in-Chief, Kevin Falvey, comments on this tragedy http://www.boatingmag.com/running-inlets-is-dangerous

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