The Florida FWC has ended months of speculation, revealing that Marlins legend Jose Fernandez piloted his own boat into the jetty on South Beach, last September.
Florida officials issued a 46-page report this morning, concluding that Fernandez was going 65.7 miles per hour, when his 32-foot See Vee boat was stopped instantly by running into a jetty at 3:02am.
A Coast Guard vessel arrived at the scene only 18 minutes later.
It was too late.
Jose Fernandez was later located pinned under the vessel by divers.
The South Beach jetty’s boulders catastrophically impacted the open-air vessel and all of the occupants perished from blunt force trauma and drowning injuries.
Fernandez arrived in America from Cuba by water, and his fate ultimately rested with the sea.
Tragically, Jose Fernandez died by his own hand.
Here’s the complete FWC report on the tragic demise of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez.
This is the official accident report:
The position of the boat’s occupants: