MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FL - Emergency crews rushed to the scene of a personal watercraft accident in the waters off Northeast Miami-Dade on Thursday afternoon, according to WSVN.
Authorities said a 27-year-old woman was seriously injured in the accident, which occurred in the area of Beer Can Island. She was a passenger on a vessel that her husband was driving.
Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission all responded, and the woman was pulled from the water.
She was transported to Aventura Hospital, where her injuries were not regarded as life-threatening.
FWC officials said alcohol was not believed to have been a factor in the incident, and said no charges have been filed. Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the crash.
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