MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Fish and Wildlife officials are investigating after a deadly boating accident three miles east of Boca Chita Key Sunday.READ MORE: Ex-BSO Deputy Jorge Sobrino Testifies In Inmate Beating Trial
According to FWC’s Jorge Pino, a 23-foot MAKO capsized when a wave swamped the boat.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said three people were sent into the water.
Officials with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Fireboat North said a 72-year-old man who was in the boat that capsized was in cardiac arrest as rescue crews arrived.
“They were doing CPR to an elderly gentleman so we deployed a diver immediately in the water and Fireboat North 1 also deployed a swimmer,” said Lt. Ernie Capote with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. “There was a strong current and it was very choppy.READ MORE: Man Hospitalized In NW Miami, As Police Investigate Possible Road Rage Shooting
The man was taken to Mercy Hospital.
“When we transferred him over to the hospital, he was still viable. He had a blood pressure. He had a heart rate,” added Lt. Capote.
The man later died.
The boat that capsized was brought back to shore.
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