2 boating accidents send several people to hospital in Miami-Dade

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CAPTIONING COMPANY >>> LIVE THE ONE AND ONLY LOCAL TEN NEWS STARTS RIGHT NOW >>> DEVELOPING OFF THE TOP TONIGHT, DRAJ DEE ON THE WATER TWO ACCIDENTS SENDING MORE THAN HALF A DOZEN PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

>>> A — SENDING FOUR OTHERS TO THE HOSPITAL ALL THREE ACCIDENTS COMING A WEEK BEFORE ONE OF THE BIGGEST BOATING HOLIDAY WEEKENDS OF THE YEAR WE'RE TALKING ABOUT MEMORIAL DAY >>> WE'RE LEARNING ABOUT HOW THE VICTIMS ARE DOING AND WHAT LED TO THIS TRIPLE TRAGEDY WE HAVE LIVE COVERAGE FROM JACKSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WHERE MANY ARE RECOVERING TONIGHT

>>REPORTER: RIGHT NOW FIVE OF THE PEOPLE WHO WERE INJURED OVER THE WEEKEND WERE TAKEN HERE TO JACKSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL THANKFULLY NONE OF THIS WEEKEND'S VICTIMS DIED AS A RESULT OF THEIR INJURIES THEY'RE ALL EXPECTED TO MAKE FULL RECOVERIES THIS SERVES AS A BIG LESSON NOW THAT THE TEMPERATURES ARE RISING, SO ARE THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE USING BOATS TO ENJOY THEIR DAYS

FIRST RESPONDERS WERE BUSY OVER THE WEEKEND WITH AT LEAST THREE INCIDENTS INVOLVING INJURIES OUT ON THE WATER IN MIAMI, A MAN AND THREE WOMEN WERE SERIOUSLY HURT SUNDAY WHEN A PERSONAL WATERCRAFT PLOWED IN TO A BOAT NEAR PICNIC ISLAND THE VICTIMS ALL RUSHED TO JACKSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL >> TWO PEOPLE THAT COULD HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES — NOT JUMP IN THE WATER AND TRY TO HELP THEM >>REPORTER: EARLY SUNDAY MORNING AN EXPLOSION SENT THREE CHILDREN AND AN ADULT AFTER A VAPOR EXPLOSION ON THEIR BOAT

THE VESSEL — WHILE TWO OF THE CHILDREN WERE RUSHED TO JACKSON'S TRAUMA CENTER THE ADULT AND REMAINING CHILD WERE TAKEN TO REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER >> WHEN I SAW WAS MOSTLY IN THE FACE AND ARMS >>REPORTER: SATURDAY NIGHT FOUR PEOPLE WERE RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER A BOAT COLLISION IN FT LAUDERDALE

THE SCENE YARDS AWAY FROM THE DOCK — ONE OF THE VICTIMS RECEIVED SERIOUS INJURIES TO HIS FACE ALL FOUR TAKEN TO BROWARD HEALTH FOR TREATMENT >> ONE OF THE GUYS FELL OFF AND HIT HIS HEAD HIS ENTIRE FACE WAS JUST GONE >>REPORTER: AS BOATING SEASON HEATS UP JUST A WEEK AWAY FROM MEMORIAL WEEKEND, RESCUERS ARE URGING SAFETY AT SEA

>> USING GOOD JUDGMENT BE CAREFUL OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS >>REPORTER: WE'RE WORKING TO CONFIRM THE IDENTITIES OF THESE VICTIMS, AS WELL AS THE AGES OF THESE CHILDREN ALL THREE INCIDENTS ARE STILL BEING INVESTIGATED BY SEVERAL AGENCIES, INCLUDING THE FLORIDA

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