For Immediate Release:
March 23, 2016
Det. Dan Ferrin
Topic: Death Investigation
Case #: PD160323110572
Date and Time of Occurrence: 03/23/2016 at Approx. 11:00 a.m. EST
Address of Occurrence: 10800 Collins Avenue
Deceased’s Name: Unavailable at This Time, (B/M)
Miami-Dade County, Fla.–Detectives from the Miami-Dade Police Department’s (MDPD) Homicide Bureau are investigating an incident where an 18-year-old went missing in the waters of Bakers Haulover Inlet while going for a swim with a friend.
Just after 11 a.m. EST, the missing person and his friend went for a swim in Haulover Inlet. Once they both jumped into the water, they realized that the current was too strong. One was able to swim to the shore, but the other was caught in the strong current and dragged out into the inlet. A multi-agency search began for the teen. Shortly after 5:40 p.m. EST, the MDPD’s Dive Team, after fighting through strong currents, making it almost impossible to search, recovered the body of a black male fitting the description of the missing person. Investigators are awaiting positive identification from the Medical Examiner’s Office. The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at (305)-471-TIPS (8477) or (866)-471-8477, visit www.crimestoppersmiami.com and select “Give a Tip,” or send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.
MIAMI-DADE POLICE DEPARTMENT
9105 Northwest 25th Street
Doral, FL 33172-1500
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