MIAMI — The Coast Guard’s 7th District Headquarters in Miami says ‘two unresponsive females’ have been located after a vehicle went off the front of a ferry near Fisher Island Tuesday.
Divers with the Miami-Dade Fire Department found the victims. It was not immediately known how the car left the ferry.
The effort is now considered a recovery mission.
When asked if anyone was inside the car that fell off the ferry near Fisher Island the Coast Guard wouldn’t confirm or deny, but did say “in every search and rescue mission we hope to return people safely to their friends and family.” @nbc6— Dan Grossman (@Dan_Grossman) February 19, 2020
#UPDATE Dive crews with @MiamiDadeFire located the vehicle with 2 unresponsive females inside and are working other local response crews to recover the ppl and car. NOK have been notified. The @USCG will conduct a maritime incident investigation.#Ready, #Relevant— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) February 19, 2020
The Fisher Island Community Association released this statement:
“Shortly before 5 p.m. today, a vehicle on the Fisher Island ferry ended up in the water for reasons still unknown at this point in time,” Roberto Sosa, the association’s president and CEO, said. “Fisher Island Community Association is actively assisting the various agencies involved in the ongoing recovery efforts. Our thoughts are with all those affected. We cannot confirm any additional details at this point in time.”
The identities of the victims were not known.