Jose Fernandez?s cause of death is being questioned as conspiracy theories about the MBL star circulate the internet.
The Miami Marlins player passed away early Sunday morning due to a boating accident that
took place at the Miami Harbor. He was 24 years old.
The star pitcher?s dead body was found by Florida coast guard patrols who reported to an overturned vessel. The boat was on the north side of a jetty and perched at an edge filled with dangerous jagged rocks.
Dead bodies of men who were identified as Fernandez?s friends were also found on the scene of the accident. Reports claim that the baseball player was just a passenger and did not own the boat.
An impact analysis was conducted by authorities. According to them, the group?s 32-foot SeaVee boat is estimated to have crashed the jagged rocks at close to full speed. The said watercraft model reportedly has a speed capacity of 50 to 65 miles per hour.
Those who are investigating the accident have said that Fernandez and his companions died from the impact of the collision. This is contrary to possibilities that they drowned after crashing onto the rocks.
However, there have been other speculations about Jose Fernandez?s cause of death.
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Online rumors are rife that drugs and alcohol played a factor in the accident. However, investigators have reportedly not yet been able to fully inspect the overturned vehicle to check the said details.
Furthermore, the body of Fernandez and his friends have not yet undergone an autopsy.
The 2013 National League Rookie of the Year and his friends also weren?t wearing life vests ? an aspect which seemed odd for some people.
Official statement from Miami Marlins
Jose Fernandez?s death was mourned by his colleagues in MLB and baseball fans worldwide.
An official statement was also posted on the official website of the Miami Marlins, who said that they are ?devastated by the tragic loss.?
?Our thoughts and prayers are with Jose Fernandez?s family at this very difficult time,? the team?s statement read.
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