Good news for boaters in South Florida. Biscayne National Park’s Elliot Key reopened Thursday, after being closed for nearly 18 months.
In October 2012, high tides from Hurricane Sandy heavily damaged the docks Elliot Key, separating them from the seawall.
At the time, National Park Service decided to close the island to visitors and do some serious repairs.
Two flare shots in the night led the Coast Guard to two men whose boat had sunk off Elliot Key.
The discovery of a beached sailboat on Elliot Key has prompted the Coast Guard to launch a search for its owner who was last heard from by his family on Christmas Day.
It’s been described by some as a Mardi Gras on the water. The Columbus Day weekend party scene at Biscayne Bay National Park has become a major concern for law enforcement and park officials.
More than a dozen migrants were discovery early Monday morning standing on a small sandy spit of land on Elliot Key in Biscayne National Park.