Two Dead and Ten Injured From Miami Boating Disaster

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Two bodies recovered, 10 people rescued after boat collision in Florida’s Biscayne Bay – CNN

On Friday night, two boats collided in Florida’s Biscayne Bay, and the US Coast Guard and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue recovered one body.

A boat collided with a pier near Nixon Beach Sandbar, leaving 12 people injured. One survivor was taken to Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

The Coast Guard, local partner agencies, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission responded to the accident and exhaustively worked together on the search and rescue case.

This tragic accident lead our team to lookup how often boating accidents happen.

The U.S. Coast Guard 2020 Recreational Boating Statistics Report revealed that there were 767 boating fatalities nationwide in 2020, a 25.1 percent increase from 2019.

The fatality rate for recreational vessel accidents was 6.5 per 100,000 registered vessels, a 25 percent increase from last year.

The Coast Guard reports that 75 percent of fatal boating accident victims drowned. Eighty-six percent of those drowning victims were not wearing a life jacket, and 77 percent of deaths occurred on vessels where the operator had not received boating safety instructions.

Read more on the Florida Boat Collision at the following additional news sources:

  1. Two bodies recovered, 10 people rescued after boat collision in Florida’s Biscayne Bay  CNN
  2. 2 dead, 10 hurt: Witness recounts aftermath of boat collision off Key Biscayne  WPLG Local 10
  3. Miami boat crash: 2 bodies recovered, 10 rescued, US Coast Guard says  Fox News
  4. 2 bodies recovered, 10 injured after boat crash in Key Biscayne  WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale
  5. Search for man after boat collision in Biscayne Bay  CBS Miami
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