Doug / 09-24-2012 / Boat Accidents

Man Killed Crashing Personal Watercraft After Dark

A man was killed in a boating accident over Labor Day Weekend near Miami’s Venetian Causeway Bridge. According to reports, the victim was speeding on a personal watercraft and collided with a 22-foot boat just after 10 p.m.

A Sea Tow operator heard the crash and saw two men in the water, one unconscious. The operator pulled the watercraft operator from the water and took him to the Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center, where several men performed CPR but were unable to resuscitate him.

It is illegal to operate a personal watercraft after dark. The larger boat was carrying a family and traveling at a low speed, according to witnesses.

“They [the family in the boat] were going at a slow rate of speed and all of a sudden, they felt a huge collision and realized there was somebody almost impaled on the front of the vessel,” said Florida Fish and Wildlife Officer Jorge Pino.

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