Pitcher Jose Fernandez died in a boating accident in Miami Beach this past weekend. Fernandez was a standout pitcher with the Miami Marlins baseball team and was only 24-years old.
There were three other victims overcome by water after the boat they were using capsized. Authorities believe boat speed was a factor in the drownings.
The team released a statement reflecting on the recent loss. “The Miami Marlins organization is devastated by the tragic loss of Jose Fernandez. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time.”