MIAMI (WSVN) – One of the victims injured in the Thriller tour boat crash in PortMiami, that injured more than a dozen people, is speaking out.
“We were on the speedboat with my parents,” said Mendy, a passenger on the boat.
The man said his family of six boarded the Thriller tour boat at Downtown Miami’s Bayside on Sunday. They sat down on the back right-side of the boat, expecting a family joyride but that expectation was short-lived.
“Probably about five minutes in, we started the actual speeding part. Next thing I knew, all of a sudden, there was a big impact,” said Mendy.
He said a private vessel crashed into the left-side of the speedboat while they were riding through Fisherman’s Cut.
New video of the vessel captured on Monday morning showed the side broken in with its chairs out of place from the impact.
“I saw a bunch of people on the left side of the boat just flying out of their seats. One woman, she landed right by my feet and she was unconscious, bleeding from her head. I was able to hear the blood in her lungs as she was breathing.” said Mendy.
Mendy told 7News that the woman was transported to Jackson Memorial by air. The rest were transported by Coast Guard boats or by speedboat to be taken to the shore.
The victim said a private boat collided into the Thriller speedboat. On Monday, his family walked out of Jackson Memorial, hours after the crash.
“Some fractured bones but nothing that time can’t heal with,” said the victim.
The victim’s parents are still recovering from non-serious injuries at Jackson Memorial.
Mendy said he has no resentment for anyone involved in this incident because he calls it. purely, a terrible accident.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are still investigating. Though investigation is ongoing, FWC announced on Monday that they will be releasing an initial report later in the day.
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