1 Survivor, 2 Dead In Boating Accident Off Hollywood

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — Two people are dead and one survived a boating accident off Hollywood Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities said they got a call at 2 p.m. about a vessel in distress.

When rescue crews arrived, they found one person floating in the water. Florida Wildlife officials helped search for others. Divers later looked in the vessel for any remaining people on board.

Mindy Borkson could see from shore the struggle to find survivors in the water.

“I saw, so sad, a capsized boat and the helicopters, and they’re going and it looks like there was rangers there and Border Patrol,” said Borkson.

The vessel was overturned but what caused it to happen is under investigation.

Borkson said the water has been choppy.

“It’s been like this. This is not unusual for Florida boating. It’s not something that just came up. It’s been like this,” said Borkson. “It had to be something really strange because generally people going boating, they know how to boat.”

Chopper4 was over the scene where you could see a fully submerged boat.

The FWC says it will be responsible for recovering the vessel.

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