- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

MIAMI (AP) - One person has been killed and two others hurt in a personal watercraft accident near Pace Picnic Island in Miami.

Media outlets report Miami Fire Rescue responded to the scene just before 5 p.m. Sunday.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Lorenzo Veloz says 25-year-old Jorge Rizo had lost control of a WaveRunner he was driving while his girlfriend and another woman were on board. Rizo had been going in circles at a high rate of speed, Veloz says, and hit a channel marker.

Rizo was thrown from the watercraft and hit his head on the channel marker.

All three victims were taken to the hospital, where Rizo died.

Rizo’s girlfriend sustained a severe leg injury. The other woman was treated and released.

FWC officials are investigating the crash.

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