3 hospitalized after boat accident near 79th Street Causeway

MIAMI (WSVN) - Rescue crews took three people to the hospital after, officials said, they were involved in a boat accident near the 79th Street Causeway, Saturday afternoon.

Miami Beach Fire Rescue responded to the scene after they received a distress call stating that a vessel had struck a channel marker.

First responders found a man, a woman and a 14-year-old boy with serious injuries on board a boat. The teen had suffered large lacerations on the head.

Investigators said a good Samaritan has assisted one of the boaters who had ended up in the water.

The victims boarded a Miami Beach Fire Rescue boat and were brought to the Pelican Harbor Marina. 7News cameras captured a male victim as paramedics walked him to an ambulance.

City of Miami and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue were called in to assist.

The victims were taken by ambulance to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is now handling the investigation.

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