Before they were involved in a fatal boat and automobile ferry incident at Port Miami early on Sunday morning, a guy described the last minutes he had with the victims.
The two men, who were in a 32-foot boat that collided with the Fisher Island Ferry just before 4 a.m., had their names publicly revealed on Monday by representatives of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The 29-year-old Hialeah resident Angel Dominguez was rescued from the water, according to FWC officials, by crew members on the ferry. With severe wounds, he was sent to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.
Cristian Gaston Fernandez, 27, of Cutler Bay, was killed in the collision. He was found by Miami Fire Rescue divers and was declared dead at the site, according to officials.
Here is a tweet that confirms the news:
In the early hours of Sunday morning, a night of celebration on the water turned into a devastating tragedy when a 32-foot boat collided with a Fisher Island ferry just off PortMiami.https://t.co/5tedbcLbHa
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) June 26, 2023
“We were just partying on the boat. Chris and Angel were the people in the accident. They have their own boat, which was Angel’s boat, so they met up with us,” he said.
He claimed that he learned of the crash the following morning, hours after being with Ramirez.
“From what I could tell they were sober and they were stand-up guys,” he said. “They were good guys. We were having a good time (and) we were just partying.
According to the FWC incident report, charges are pending and it is unknown if anyone was intoxicated at the time of the mishap.
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The 32-foot boat was flown over by Sky 10 on Monday after it was found. It is currently waiting for inspection at an FWC facility.
No one on the ferry was wounded, according to the authorities, and investigators did not identify the driver at the time of the collision.
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