As part of a continuing investigation into a boat accident that occurred on Boca Chita Key on Sunday night and killed a Miami high school senior, two teenagers remained in the hospital on Wednesday.
Around 6:30 p.m., a 29-foot boat carrying 14 persons collided with a channel marker in the Intracoastal canal close to the southern end of Cutter Bank in Miami-Dade County, according to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report.
According to the report, all 14 passengers were thrown from the boat during the collision, and more than half of them sustained injuries.
Two adults and 12 17-year-old students from Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart and Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, two all-girls Catholic schools in Miami-Dade County, were among the boat’s passengers.
Senior at Lourdes Academy Luciana “Lucy” Fernandez passed away as a consequence of the wounds she received in the collision.
Katerina “Katy” Puig and Coco Aguilar, both seniors at Lourdes Academy, reportedly suffered significant injuries in the collision.
Two of the passengers reportedly remained in the hospital on Wednesday, while a third was reportedly discharged on Tuesday, according to sources. At Jackson Memorial Hospital, one victim was being treated, while the other was at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
The severely damaged yacht was seen on the back of a trailer in fresh pictures taken on Wednesday.
Despite the collision still being under investigation, the FWC does not think alcohol had a role in it, according to the article.
A number of people familiar with the inquiry said that the boat’s driver was an experienced boater and that the wake of another boat was to blame for the horrible disaster.
Members of the communities in Carrollton and Lourdes have been greatly affected by the tragedy.
“Similar to losing a sibling, Everyone’s life was impacted by Lucy in some way, “Beatriz Nuez, a friend of Fernandez, said.
According to Sister Carmen Fernandez of Our Lady of Lourdes, “all of the pupils who were on the boat in the disaster were all highly interwoven; they have been family friends – parents included – since they were tiny girls.” “So this has resonated with me in many different ways.”