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One person is dead after a boat capsized at the Lake Worth Inlet Tuesday

Posted at 8:30 PM, Sep 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-05 16:33:40-04

One of the people on a boat that capsized in the Lake Worth Inlet Tuesday evening has died.

According to FWC, six people were aboard the vessel when it capsized around 7 p.m. 

The boat was attempting to leave the Lake Worth Inlet but decided to turn around due to rough waves, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said. The vessel dropped into a trough of a wave and became swamped and overturned, an FWC report said.

All six people were rescued by a PBSO Marine unit and one person was taken to a local hospital. That person later died.

FWC identified the victim as 76-year-old Luz Mirian Cajiao Canizales.

A private sea tow company recovered the boat from the water and brought it into Phil Foster Park at 9 p.m. FWC investigators examined the boat for about an hour.

The boat is an 18- to 21-foot bowrider, registered in Florida, but recently purchased from Georgia.

FWC says it will conduct a full boating accident investigation.

This developing story will be updated as more information becomes available.