Personal Watercraft Collides with Boat Off Miami

MIAMI (AP) -- Authorities say a 27-year-old man has died after his personal watercraft collided with a boat in Biscayne Bay.
Miami Fire-Rescue spokesman Ignatius Carroll says a Sea Tow operator noticed the commotion and pulled one man from the water late Sunday.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities identified him as Carlos Alberto Fernandez.
Carroll tells The Miami Herald that the man had been riding a personal watercraft that collided with a 22-foot-long boat carrying a family of five on board. No other injuries were reported.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Jorge Pino says investigators believe that Fernandez was travelling fast in a slow-speed area.
Authorities say Fernandez had been out with a friend, even though personal watercrafts are not supposed to be used at night.


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