Woman injured after 2 personal watercrafts collide on Biscayne Bay

KEY BISCAYNE, FLA. (WSVN) - A day on the water ended with a trip to the hospital for a woman after two personal watercrafts collided off Key Biscayne, Monday evening.

Miami Fire Rescue responded to the scene of the accident on Biscayne Bay, at around 7:30 p.m.

Officials said two vessels were involved in the accident. “A female, 21 years of age, was found,” said Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll. “She was somewhat semi-conscious and somewhat confused about what happened.”

The victim, identified as Giendelyn Fago, was rushed to shore by a City of Miami Fire Rescue boat. Paramedics transported the woman to Jackson Memorial Hospital for observation.

Officials are trying to determine what led up to the crash. “Right now, we’re not sure exactly what took place,” said Carroll.

Both watercraft were towed to the Crandon Park Marina. According to the tow company that responded to the scene, the vessel the victim was riding on sustained damage, including a crack on the side, and was partially submerged in Biscayne Bay.

Carroll said it is fortunate the outcome of the collision was not more serious. “This could have been a lot worse with more people injured,” he said, “and as you can see, it starts to get darker, and then a lot more people are going to start to come out with the fireworks that are going to be displayed tonight.”

Fago was released from Jackson Memorial late Tuesday morning.

Investigators are also working to see if alcohol played a factor in the crash.

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