Miami-Dade County

Miami boat crash sends one woman to hospital

A boat crash sent a woman to the hospital on Saturday night. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers is investigating.

Miami Fire Rescue first responded to the crash, near the Sea Isle Marina at Northeast 16th Street and North Bayshore Drive.

The boat reportedly slammed into a wood piling or pillar in the water at around 8:30 p.m.

Nine people were on board, but none of them were in the water after the crash. One woman was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

The other eight people that are here on scene seem to be OK, but obviously they are very shaken up by what happened and they are being interviewed by FWC, who will determine the cause of this incident and how it could have been prevented,” said Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll.

They were boating in shallow water when the crash happened. The impact caused water to start coming into the boat and it had to be towed back to Sea Isle Marina.

Investigators say all of nine people on board are under the age of 25 and are lucky they were not thrown into the water because none of them were wearing life vests

An FWC official said the operator of the boat is being charged with boating under the influence.

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