“Somehow we’ve got to overcome that.”
His death sent shock waves throughout Major League Baseball. Fernandez and two other men were killed when his 32-foot SeaVee slammed into a rock jetty that extends off the southern tip of South Beach. A Coast Guard crew going out on patrol discovered the wreck at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, authorities said.
The boat landed upsidedown, with its engines partially submerged, its bow pointed skyward and debris scattered over the large jagged rocks.
The exact time of the accident and who was behind the wheel have yet to be determined, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
said. There’s no immediate indication that alcohol or drugs factored into the crash, added a commission spokesman, Lorenzo Veloz.
Also killed were Emilio Macias, 27, and Eduardo Rivero, 25, according to Darren Caprara, operations director of the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office. The medical examiner will establish the cause of death for all of the victims.