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Florida Boat Crash: 18 Injured When 2 Vessels Collide in Keys

Monday, 10 Jun 2013 01:26 PM

By Ken Mandel

At least 18 were reported hurt after two boats crashed Sunday afternoon at popular Sand Cut near Elliott Key in Biscayne National Park, officials said.

The boats were heading into dock at about 6:30 p.m. ET, when they collided, Jorge Pino, spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, told The Miami Herald. A 36-foot Carrera powerboat with about 16 people aboard smashed into a smaller boat carrying two people.

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"It was a violent collision," Pino told the paper. "We're very fortunate no one was killed."
The second boat sank, authorities said. The Herald said Carrera was towed to Black Point Marina in Cutler Bay. A Carrera is considered a fast, powerful boat commonly used for fishing.

Three people suffered serious injuries and one was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital, said a statement from the FWC.

Pino says an investigation is still trying to determine the cause of the crash.

The Florida crash is one of a recent number of boating accidents. Last month, four 20-somethings were killed and eight others injured during a wreck in Iowa. Also in May, a speedboat accident killed a 51-year-old father and his 8-year-old daughter, and injured four other family members.

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