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Woman disappears after Bahamas boat crash involving South Florida residents

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Bahamian Defence Force are searching for a woman who vanished on Friday in the Bahamas after a boat crash involving three other South Florida residents.

According to the Bahamian Air Sea Rescue Association, the boat ran aground at a high rate of speed at approximately 12:25 a.m.

An image of the damaged boat involved in a crash near Bimini. (WPLG)

Bahamian authorities found a man who had also disappeared after the boat crash near Bimini. They found him unresponsive at Turtle Rocks Cay.

Trinity Air Ambulance rushed the other two ― a 34-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman ― from the Bimini to Broward County.

A man and woman who were injured during a boat crash in Bimini were rushed to Broward Health on Friday. (Bob Palumbo-Local 10 News)

The patients, Josbel Fernandez and Violeta Khouri, were at Broward Health North in Deerfield Beach on Friday evening.

2 airlifted to Broward from Bimini after boating crash

About the Authors:

Roy Ramos joined the Local 10 News team in 2018. Roy is a South Florida native who grew up in Florida City. He attended Christopher Columbus High School, Homestead Senior High School and graduated from St. Thomas University.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.