Boater Killed During Columbus Day Celebrations

Accident Happened Off Elliott Key

MIAMI - A boater was killed during the Columbus Day weekend celebrations on Biscayne Bay on Saturday.

According to Florida Fish and Wildlife officers, the victim fell off the back of a 65-foot yacht and was hit by the boat's propellers.

Investigators are interviewing everyone who was onboard that boat at the time of the accident. They are also trying to determine whether alcohol played a role in the accident.

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