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Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez killed in a boating accident

September 25, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez killed in a boating accident

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A boating accident claimed the life of Miami Marlins right-handed pitcher Jose Fernandez on Saturday night.

The Miami Marlins confirmed the death of the 24-year old Sunday morning and announced the cancellation of Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Braves.

“The Miami Marlins organization is devastated by the tragic loss of Jose Fernandez. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at a very difficult time,” the club said in a statement.

According to CBS Sports, Fernandez, and two other people were killed in a boating accident along the coast of Miami Beach early Sunday morning.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue received calls about a possible boating accident around 3 a.m.

Upon arriving at the scene, emergency responders discovered the overturned boat, which apparently crashed into the rocks.

Search and Rescue personnel subsequently recovered the bodies of the three victims and later confirmed Fernandez among the victims.

Authorities have not released the identities or genders of the other two remaining victims as Fire Rescue crews, and Coast Guard continue to search for additional victims.

Officials said police are investigating the scene to try and determine what may have caused the fatal boating accident.

Fernandez migrated from Cuba to become one of the best pitchers in baseball.

In his first season as a pitcher, Jose Fernandez won the National League Rookie of the Year with a 12-6 record and 2.19 ERA in his debut season with the Marlins in 2013.

After an injury-plagued 2014 and 2015 seasons, the native of Cuba returned healthy and in top form this year, posting a record of 16-8 with a 2.86 ERA.

Jose Fernandez made his final start for the Marlins going eight innings in a 1-0 victory over the Nationals back on Sept.20th.

The story is developing…

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