NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A woman had to be taken to the hospital after an incident involving a personal watercraft in Northeast Miami-Dade.
U.S. Coast Guard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel responded to the area of Beer Can Island, at around 5:30 p.m., Thursday.
Before first responders arrived, investigators said good Samaritans jumped in to try to help an unconscious woman.
Paramedics rescued the 27-year-old woman from the water and put her into the back of an ambulance. She was brought to Haulover Marina before being transported to Aventura Hospital in serious condition.
Officials said she was the passenger on board a vessel driven by her husband.
The victim’s husband, who was at Haulover Marina said, he was distraught and was hoping for the best for his wife.
“She’s stuck,” he said, but did not elaborate.
He was then consoled by a friend before he was cleared by FWC and left the marina.
Aerial footage captured several vessels tied together near Oleta River State Park.
Another man later got on board the personal watercraft involved in the crash and rode away.
On Friday, the woman’s injuries are said to not be life-threatening.
FWC said they do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. They added there are no citations or charges filed so far related to the incident.
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