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Boat swamping leads to death

Florida Fish and Wildlife officials are investigating after a deadly boating accident three miles east of Boca Chita Key on Sunday.

According to FWC, a 23-foot Mako center console capsized when a wave swamped the boat.

Officials with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Fireboat North said a 72-year-old man who was in the boat that capsized was in cardiac arrest as rescue crews arrived.

“There was a strong current and it was very choppy,” Lt. Ernie Capote with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue told CBS Miami.