Miami-Dade County, Florida – On Sunday night, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews, along with the U.S. Coast Guard, responded to a boat accident near Elliott Key.
According to authorities investigating the incident,t a vessel collided with a buoy causing three people to be thrown into the water.
Good Samaritans were joined by the Ocean Reef Public Safety Team as they rescued the victims out of the water, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
Eleven of the 14 people aboard were hurt. Four people suffered “traumatic” injuries and had to be airlifted to Jackson South Medical Center, officials said.
There was a lot of emotion outside of the emergency room entrance. Families were gathered outside, waiting for updates on the conditions of their loved ones.