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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Marlins’ Jose Fernandez killed in Miami boating accident

Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, a Cuban defector who swiftly became one of the brightest young stars in baseball, died early Sunday following a boating accident according to several reports. He was 24.

The Marlins canceled Sunday’s scheduled game against the Atlanta Braves.

“The Miami Marlins organization is devastated by the tragic loss of Jose Fernandez,” the club said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time.”

The Associated Press reported that the U.S. Coast guard said Fernandez was one of three people killed in an accident in Miami Beach. Details weren’t immediately available, but the incident is believed to have occurred around 3 a.m. EDT, involving a 30-foot boat.According to the Miami Herald, emergency workers continued to search for more victims near Government Cut and South Pointe Park.



Anonymous said...

Ripping along, at high speed in a boat, in the ocean, along the shoreline, in the dark. Great fun....until you hit something. Doesn't matter who you are, risky behavior can get you killed, in the blink of an eye. Too bad their fun night on the ocean ended in their deaths. Didn't have to happen, and was totally avoidable. It's tragic to them and their families. Can't go back and undo dead.

Anonymous said...

Tragic for his family and him after all he went through to get here to pursue his dreams. Personally though sick and tired of sports and the athletes on every level, high school college and pros. They act as though a sport is actually something relevant and able to change the world. There is a war going on a quite possibly a third world war unfolding and all that deal with this on a daily basis get no respect or recognition but an athlete because he can run throw hit or catch a ball is a "role model" or idol. Good luck with that when your refuge buddies start turning the heat up on this country