BREAKING: One dead after boat capsizes in Palm Beach Inlet


One of six people who were on a boat that capsized Tuesday evening in the Palm Beach Inlet has died, authorities said late Wednesday.

Luz Mirian Cajiao Canizales, 76, died in the boating incident, which occurred at about 7 p.m. Tuesday off Palm Beach Shores, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said.

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According to a report, the 18-foot boat hit rough waves and tried to turn around, but it hit the trough of a wave and was swamped, then overturned, throwing all six people into the water. 

The people grabbed onto the boat and called for help. Palm Beach County sheriff’s marine units responded and pulled everyone out.

Cajiao was found under water and was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach. 

The other five people, ranging in age from 8 to 58, were unhurt.

The report does not say if anyone wore life jackets. 

Family members could not be located for comment

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.


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