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Three dead in Miami Beach boating accident

Christopher and Elisaine Colgan (courtesy Facebook) and a third unidentified person drowned after the Colgans’ boat hit a jetty on Saturday night.

Christopher and Elisaine Colgan (courtesy Facebook) and a third unidentified person drowned after the Colgans’ boat hit a jetty on Saturday night.

A Miami couple and female passenger died Saturday night after their boat flipped on a jetty in Government Cut. The Miami Herald identified the owners of the boat as Christopher and Elisaine Colgan. The Colgans were married for 17 years and parents of a teenage son, according to the paper, who was not one of the two other passengers on their boat.

Christopher Colgan was an avid boater and fisherman. Elis Colgan was a licensed real estate broker.

The FWC confirmed that a female body found on the beach near the crash site was another passenger on the Colgans’ boat. The surviving passenger found by the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue divers was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital. He was in stable condition. No names have been officially released by FWC, which is leading the crash investigation.

The crash happened at 9:18 p.m. Saturday. It was in the same area as the 2016 crash that killed Emilio Macias, Eduardo Rivero and Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez.

A friend put on Christopher Colgan’s last Instagram post, a picture of the docked boat that posted Jan. 12, “This is one of the worst moments I’ve ever lived. My favorite couple and best ppl in this world. I love you guys so much omg.”


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