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Man riding personal watercraft killed after hit-and-run crash with boat full of people

Man riding personal watercraft killed after being hit by boat
Man riding personal watercraft killed after being hit by boat

MIAMI – Authorities are searching for the person who was driving a boat following a deadly hit-and-run accident on the water.

According to the Florida Fish and Wild Conservation Commission, a boat struck someone who was riding on a personal watercraft.

Officials identified the victim as 26-year-old Alcides Andres Yagues, who authorities said passed away after being rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.

The incident happened at approximately 2:19 p.m. on Saturday near the Rickenbacker Marina.

Authorities are investigating a death on the water after a man on a personal watercraft was killed in a hit and run crash with a boat. (WPLG)

The vessel is described as a white, 37-foot center console boat with 10 to 15 people on board.

Authorities said the boat should have damage to it, and either paint or transfer markings from the personal watercraft on its right side.

An official from FWC said the boat was last seen heading north from the Rickenbacker Causeway.

“The FWC would like to extend our condolences to the victim’s friends and family at this time. Our agency will be conducting a thorough boating accident investigation into this incident,” a statement from the agency read.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the FWC at 1-888-404-3922 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.