Recent University of Miami Grad Killed in Weekend Boat Accident

The University of Miami community is mourning the death of a recent graduate in a tragic boating accident.

Officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission say that a fatal airboat crash took place Saturday in the Everglades around 11:45 a.m., around 12 miles west of Krome Avenue.

“That airboat accident we had one fatality and two transported to the hospital with injuries,” said FWC Capt. Alberto Maza said of the crash, in which all five people onboard were ejected.

The victim was identified as 22-year-old Ellie Goldenberg - who was involved in the theater program at UM, serving as vice president of the Theater Action Group at the school. She had recently gotten a Bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts.

Officials would not say which others onboard the airboat were taken to the hospital, however three of the other victims were family members of Goldenberg.

Additional details about Goldenberg’s death and the events surrounding it have not been released.

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