1 Person Killed After Boat Capsizes Off Miami Beach

3 men swim to shore, 1 dies after boat capsizes from rough seas Saturday night

By Brian Hamacher and Claudia DoCampo
|  Sunday, Apr 7, 2013  |  Updated 6:20 PM EDT
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One man was killed and three others survived after their boat was capsized by rough waters off Miami Beach late Saturday night, authorities said. Miami Fire Rescue spokesman Lt. Ignatius Carroll, FWC spokesman Jorge Pino and witnesses Jesse Beers and Brian Gordon comment.

One man was killed and three others survived after their boat was capsized by rough waters off Miami Beach late Saturday night, authorities said. Miami Fire Rescue spokesman Lt. Ignatius Carroll, FWC spokesman Jorge Pino and witnesses Jesse Beers and Brian Gordon comment.

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One person was killed and three others survived after their boat was capsized by rough waters off Miami Beach late Saturday night, authorities said.
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One man was killed and three others survived after their boat was capsized by rough waters off Miami Beach late Saturday night, authorities said.

The incident happened around 11 p.m. after the four men had left in the boat from the 7300 block of Collins Avenue, Miami Fire Rescue spokesman Lt. Ignatius Carroll said.

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After the rough seas capsized their boat, three of the men were able to swim to shore in the area of 65th Street and Collins Avenue, Carroll said.

The Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Miami Fire Rescue dive team were dispatched to help find the fourth person.

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The body was found a short time later in the 5500 block of Collins Avenue, Carroll said. The FWC later identified the victim as 48-year-old Ramon Uloa Rodriguez, the captain and owner of the boat.

Rodriguez suffered injuries to his left leg and the cause of death is believed to be drowning, the FWC said.

Carroll said the three survivors were shaken up and were being evaluated by paramedics but were expected to be fine.

They have been identified as Alain Blanc, 37, Oriol Chil, 42, and Michael Morejon, 32.

The FWC is investigating what caused the 23-foot boat to capsize, the Coast Guard said.

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