Person Drowns in SW Miami-Dade Canal

NBC Universal, Inc.

A person drowned in a canal Friday in southwest Miami-Dade, officials said.

The incident happened after 7 p.m. in the 8500 block of SW 77th Avenue, behind an apartment complex and near the Dadeland Mall.

Preliminary findings indicate that the operator of the watercraft struck his head on the underside of a low bridge and was ejected from the vessel, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

A video from the scene showed a team of divers pulling the person from the water. The person was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two other people on the watercraft were not injured, according to FWC.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said one bystander passed out and was rushed to the hospital.

Video from the scene showed a lone WaveRunner floating nearby in the water.

The investigation is still on going. Please check NBC 6 for updates.

Contact Us