BREAKING: MARLINS’ ACE JOSE FERNANDEZ DIED IN A BOATING ACCIDENT AT THE AGE OF 24

September 25, 2016 - 10:10 am

Marlins Ace Jose Fernandez, 24, died in a boating accident off of Miami Beach overnight. Sunday’s  Marlins’ game  against Atlanta was canceled. The team will play Monday night as they host the Mets at Marlins Park. We will continue our wall-to-wall coverage of this horrible tragedy, starting with the Zaslow, Amber, and Romberg Show at 5:30 AM Tuesday morning. Other wise, continue to check back here and at our FACEBOOK PAGE for continuing coverage and new developments.

7:45 PM UPDATE –  The names of the other two victims in the boating accident that killed Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez have been released. They were Braddock High School Alums Eddy Rivero and Emilio Macias .

3:48 PM UPDATE – USA TODAY confirms that Jose Fernandez died from the impact of the crash, not from drowning. READ THEIR STORY HERE

10:50 AM-UPDATE- Coast Guard, FWC, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and other official just held a press conference. Here are some new details on this tragic accident: HERE IS THE AUDIO OF THIS PRESS CONFERENCE 

-The boat was a 32 ft SeaVee

-The boat was owned by a friend of Jose, who is friends with several Miami Marlins and has taken them out fishing several times.

-Officials believe speed was involved in this accident

-The Coast Guard was out on routine control when they say the boat upside down on the north jetty of Government Cut sometime between 3:00 AM and 3:30 AM. They then called other agencies to assist. It was ascertained that there were three deceased bodies, including that of Jose Fernandez.

-At this time it is not believed that alcohol or other substances were involved in this accident, but the medical examiner will have more on that at a later time.

-This investigation will take several days

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Jose Fernandez’ girl friend was pregnant, making this even more of a horrible tragedy:

Big Papi, David Ortiz weighs in on the Jose Fernandez tragedy

from the twitter of Miami Herald Marlins reporter Clark Spencer
 Dolphins legend Dan Mario weighs in with his thoughts on the death of Jose Fernandez
Amazing Tribute by Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers
Christian Yelich shares his thoughts and sadness about Jose Fernandez on Instagram
 Here is what Giancarlo Stanton posted on his instagram about his team mate and friend, Jose Fernandez
giancarlo818   I’m still waiting to wake up from this nightmare. I lost my brother today and can’t quite comprehend it. The shock is overwhelming. What he meant to me , our team, the city of Miami, Cuba & everyone else in the world that his enthusiasm/heart has touched can never be replaced. I can’t fathom what his family is going through because We, as his extended Family are a wreck. I gave him the nickname Niño because he was just a young boy Amongst men , yet those men could barely compete with him . He had his own level, one that was changing the game. EXTRAORDINARY, as a person before the player. Yet still just a kid, who’s joy lit up the stadium more than lights could. A kid whose time came too soon. One that I will miss & never forget. Rest In Peace Niño, Jose Fernandez ----

 

 

More details are still coming in to us, and we’ll update this story when we can.

Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

 

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