Search continues for man who vanished after falling off personal watercraft in west Miami-Dade

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – The search for a man who vanished after falling off a personal watercraft continued on Wednesday.

Alexander Garcia, 20, was out with friends in west Miami-Dade County on Tuesday. Witnesses said he was riding with his girlfriend. Friends were able to rescue her, but Garcia vanished in the water.

The incident happened in a body of water nestled in a commercial area surrounded by warehouses south of Northwest 25th Street and east of Northwest 127th Avenue.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was assisting officers from the Miami-Dade Police Department in the search.

FWC spokesman Ronald Washington confirmed that FWC officers were still searching for Garcia on Wednesday.

Sources told Local 10 News a life jacket was located, but there was no sign of the missing man.

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