Search for Fourth Victim After Deadly Miami Beach Boat Crash

Officials are searching for a fourth victim after a boat crashed into a Miami Beach jetty and capsized.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is leading the search for the fourth person after two people were killed and another was injured in the incident.

Crews are searching the area around Government cut for the fourth victim.

Two people were found dead on the rocks at the scene while the third was transported to the hospital as a trauma alert.

"It looked like a horrific scene. I don't know how anyone could survive that," said Mark "The Shark," a local charter boat captain. "It was totally upside down on the rocks. The top was up against the jetty. And the boat was totally out of the water." 

Investigators say it's too soon to say what caused the crash, or if anything illegal was onboard. 

The crash happened on the same channel where Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and two other men were killed after their boat hit a jetty. An investigation determined drugs and alcohol were factors in the September 2016 crash. Officials encourage other boaters to be extra cautious on the water, especially in this area.

"We encourage boaters to use their GPS and whether navigating at night, try to take it slow and only go as fast as the conditions allow," said Ronald Washington of Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission. 

In a separate boating-related incident in Miami, an investigation is underway after rescue crews received a call about a person in the water who possibly fell of a boat, officials said.

City of Miami Fire Rescue said the incident happened Saturday night at the Grove Harbour Marina in Coconut Grove.

Rescue officials said one person was found dead. An investigation continues.

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