2 rescued by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue after boat runs aground in Key Biscayne

Alcohol wasn't factor in crash


KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. – Miami-Dade Fire Rescue saved two women after a boat ran aground Sunday near Crandon Park Marina in Key Biscayne. One woman was thrown from the boat.

The 37-foot vessel with 13 people on board approached the marina at a high speed when the captain veered the boat into shallow water, causing it to hit the bottom and then come to a full stop, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokeswoman Erika Benitez said the woman who who was thrown into the water was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center in serious condition.

A woman in her mid-20s was also thrown onto the center console of the boat, Benitez said. That woman was taken to an area hospital after breaking her arm and getting a cut on her forehead.

The FWC said alcohol was not a factor in the incident. 

A Florida Fish and Wildlife representative said four people stayed on the boat overnight. They were able to free the boat at about 1 a.m. Monday during high tide and return to shore.