MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Beach Commission has once again requested that the U.S. Coast Guard conduct a safety waterway analysis and management system review of the Government Cut inlet, following a second deadly boating accident that claimed the lives of three people.
Christopher and Elisaine Colgan, 28-year-old Jennifer Munoz Cadavid were killed when Colgan’s 32-foot center console boat slammed into Government Cut’s north jetty. Troy Forte, 37, was seriously injured in the crash.READ MORE: Officials Worry Large Crowds Will Leave Mess Behind After Memorial Day Weekend
The crash happened Saturday around 9:30 p.m. They were celebrating Elisaine’s birthday – she would have turned 39 on Sunday.
The crash happened in the same area where Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and two others died in a boat crash in September of 2016.
“Something must be done—six lives have been lost in less than three years in the same area,” said Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber.READ MORE: Death Of Child Pulled From Homestead Pond Under Investigation
The Miami Beach City Commission in the past has called for additional lights on the jetty.
In a statement, the U.S. Coast Guard said that after a thorough 2017 study, the Captain of the Port of Miami determined that the current, color-coded buoys at the mouth of Government were sufficient and said additional lights would interfere with existing aids.
Another study in 2015 also said the current buoys were sufficient.MORE NEWS: Florida Law Enforcement Officials Reassure Parents On Potential School Shooter Threat
The Coast Guard urges boaters to follow the speed limit and navigational rules.