Day on water ends in tragedy

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OCT. 10 --One person was killed, seven people were injured and one went missing after two boats collided during South Florida’s annual Columbus Day Regatta.

A boat with nine people on board that was being towed by another boat was apparently struck from behind by a third boat, a 35-foot Intrepid powerboat, Saturday night in Biscayne Bay between Miami and Key Biscayne, an Associated Press news report says. Another boat that was being towed in the same area was not struck, authorities said.

A 20-year-old college student from Miami was killed in the collision, the report says, and a young adult male was missing and suspected dead. Four people were reported in critical condition and three others were in serious condition. They were taken to area hospitals for treatment.

The regatta was in its 52nd annual running. As of Monday morning no charges had been filed.

— Jason Fell