KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. – Authorities said two people died following a boat crash off the coast of Key Biscayne that left 10 others injured, according to a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard Saturday afternoon.
The two boats collided at around 10:30 p.m. Friday in an area near the Nixon Beach Sandbar, one mile west of Key Biscayne, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. A survivor notified Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders of the incident, the agency said.
A Coast Guard helicopter crew recovered one of the bodies from the water, while a Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crew airlifted a man to Ryder Trauma Center where he was later pronounced dead.
The injured were treated at Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center and Mercy Hospital, a spokesman for Miami Fire-Rescue said.
Fire Rescue personnel used a helicopter to fly one of the injured to the Ryder Trauma Center, according to the department. A survivor refused treatment.
The incident is under investigation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editor Emily Hales contributed to this report.
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