The U.S. Coast Guard helped recover the bodies of two people and rescued 10 others after a boat collision near Miami.
The collision happened at about 10:30 p.m. ET Friday about a mile west of Key Biscayne, the Coast Guard 7th District Southeast said in a statement. Someone involved in the crash reported the incident.
Two critically injured people were pulled from the water by a rescue swimmer. The pair and the other eight survivors were taken to local hospitals. Two bodies were recovered by the Coast Guard and a Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crew, the statement said.
The Coast Guard released a photo of officials inspecting a damaged boat that was part of the collision. The small boat, which was still on the water in the photo, appeared to have a hole in its side. Strips of debris appeared to have peeled off the vessel and were dangling in the water.
“On behalf of the Coast Guard and our partner agencies, we’d like to offer our sincerest condolences to the families and friends who lost their loved ones,” Lt. Cmdr. Benjamin Tuxhorn said.
The Coast Guard said the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was investigating.