Independence Day Boat Collision in Florida Kills Four

Two boats in the Dinner Key Marina in Miami, Fl. collided late Friday while boaters were out celebrating the Fourth of July, reports say. The collision has resulted in the deaths of four and injuring several others.

At around 10:45 p.m. on Friday night, one boater alerted authorities that he'd been hit by another boat and that his 36-foot boat was taking on water.

Jorge Pino, a public information officer with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Comission, told the Associated Press:

"My understanding is they may have been out there enjoying the fireworks display, and typically after the fireworks are over, everyone makes a mad dash for the nearest marina," Pino said. "And unfortunately in the past we've seen where accidents have occurred during that time."

Miami Fire Rescue Lt. Ignatius Carroll explained that the scene was chaotic on Friday night as many searched for bodies in the water. Relatives of a missing female found her body early Saturday, Pino told the AP.

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