Miami Beach

Man found dead in water after search off Miami causeway

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue found a body in Biscayne Bay early Monday after a personal watercraft crash.

Rescuers received the call around 11 p.m. Sunday after a sailboat notified the Coast Guard of an adrift personal watercraft.

Searchers found a dead man in his 30s in the water, Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll told reporters at the scene.

After a search by several agencies on both sides of the Julia Tuttle Causeway, the body found was determined to be the only victim. The body was taken to Watson Island for identification by the family.

The causeway spans Biscayne Bay, connecting Miami Beach to Miami and the Interstate 195 spur route.


David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal