Teen ballerina killed in boat collision while waterskiing

KEY BISCAYNE, FL – Florida officials are inching closer to the truth surrounding the death of 15-year-old Ella Adler, who died on May 11 following a boat collision while waterskiing in Key Biscayne. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) had earlier declared that a perpetrator had fled the scene in a boat with a light blue hull and multiple white outboard motors.

The FWC updated on Tuesday that a boat matching this description has been secured. The owner of the boat, docked in the Hammock Oaks vicinity in southwest Miami-Dade, is cooperating with the investigation, as per WTVJ. However, the owner’s identity remains undisclosed. The FWC mentions that public assistance is still crucial, despite the substantial progress made in the investigation.

Chairman of the FWC, Rodney Barreto, expressed his sympathy for the family in a press release. He commended the persistent efforts of the FWC officers, as well as other law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation. Barreto promised an unwavering commitment to finding the truth.

Ella’s obituary paints a picture of a passionate young girl who gave her all to every endeavor. She is remembered as a remarkable ballet dancer and performer, having appeared in over 100 performances of The Nutcracker with the Miami City Ballet at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Ella also participated with the Ransom Everglades dance team.

A memorial service for Ella was conducted on Monday at Temple Beth Sholom in Miami Beach, Florida.