Passenger dies after boat capsizes off Florida coast
Sep. 06, 2018
PALM BEACH SHORES, Fla. (AP) — Officials say one person is dead after a boat capsized near Florida's Atlantic coast.
The Palm Beach Post reports that 76-year-old Luz Mirian Cajiao Canizales died Tuesday evening.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the 18-foot (5-meter) boat was carrying six passengers through the Palm Beach Inlet, off Palm Beach Shores. It says the boat was swamped by a wave and overturned.
Sheriff's office marine units found the five other passengers clinging to the flipped boat, but Cajiao was found underwater and later declared dead at a West Palm Beach hospital.
Officials didn't say whether the passengers were wearing life jackets.
Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, http://www.pbpost.com