911 calls released after man drives car into water off Fisher Island

Man tells rescuers he became disoriented, drove into Biscayne Bay


MIAMI – Police have released two 911 calls made after a man drove his car into Biscayne Bay off Fisher Island on June 30.

"There's a car in the water! Please call the fire rescue!" one man frantically told the dispatcher.

A security guard in the area also called 911, telling the dispatcher that the man was the only person inside the vehicle.

"We have a white Mercedes that went inside the water. The gentleman is still inside the car," the woman said.

"You're calling from 1 Fisher Island Drive?" the dispatcher asked.

"Yes, ma'am," the woman said.

"OK, stay on the line with me. So he just drove into the water?" the dispatcher asked.

"Yes, ma'am," the woman said.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said they found the man, in his 40s, swimming in the water when they arrived. He was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Firefighters said the man seemed confused when asked what happened and later told rescuers that he had become disoriented.

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