MIAMI (CBS4) — Five would-be sailors ran aground Saturday, sending their boat careening into shore and injuring one man.

The boat came to rest completely out of the water atop park benches and a picnic table at Haulover Beach Marina, 1035 Collins Ave. in Miami, shortly after 3 p.m.

Sean Patrick, 21, was airlifted to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami with injuries, according to Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue spokesman Capt. Eric Baum.

The four other passengers in the boat were treated and released at the scene of the crash, Baum said, adding that had Saturday been a holiday then this accident could have been more severe, as the picnic table and benches frequently are crowded with families enjoying the waterfront.

The Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission is investigating the crash.


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