A 25-foot Hydra Sports center console boat hit a seawall along South Ocena Drive just north of the Hallandale Bridge, killing a South Florida man. The boat crashed into the seawall so hard that it broke through the seawall and hit the seawall on the opposite side. Forty-one year old Aldo Antonio Rodriguez became trapped in the boat when it crashed into the seawall. A female passenger, Odalys Diaz, was thrown into the water upon impact.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman stated that when investigators arrived the boat had a foot of water above the deck and was quickly sinking. Investigators have not yet identified what caused the crash but believe that speed may have been a contributing factor.
Diaz was recovered from the water and sent to Memorial Regional Hospital where she remains in critical condition. A Good Samaritan who saw the accident unfold was able to stabilize the rising water in the boat so that emergency workers could get to Rodriguez. More than twenty emergency workers assisted and trying to get Rodriguez from the hull of the boat. The boat had to be cut away to get him out of the hull. Once he was free, he was also rushed to Memorial Regional Hospital where he later died from his injuries.
1 Killed, 1 Hurt In Hallandale Beach Boat Crash, www.cbsmiami.com November 28, 2011.
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