Fernandez, A. student at the Mother of God of Academy of Lourdes in Miami, deceased of her injury, the school reported on Monday.
“Known for her smile, larger than life, personality and characteristic laugh, Lucy was a joy to everyone who knew her and beamed light at our school,” the Catholic Girls’ High School wrote. on Facebook. “Hundreds of people who joined us in grotto this evening to pray for peace of her soul, are a testament to her beautiful heritage of faith, love and sisterhood.
The US Coast Guard said the boat capsized after colliding with a channel marker, according to the Miami Herald.
Miami-Dade police arrived at the scene crash website first and pulled out people – some seriously injured – out of water, said Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue Captain Juan Garrandez. in video provided fire rescue agency. The police brought them to the island of Elliot Key, where some were airlifted. The rescuers then helped the police to pull the others out. people out of water, evaluated them and transported some to hospitals, Garrandes said.
Several people wrapped in white blankets walked off a fire boat moored at Black Point Wharf in Homestead, Florida where first respondents rated patients, video provided fire rescue agency shows.
Status of 10 wounded people was unclear Tuesday. Sister Carmen T. Fernandez, Our Lady of President Lourdes, wrote in letter to community monday members that two of the wounded were also high school students at the school, according to the Herald.
Carrollton School students of Sacred Heart in Miami were also hurts, said Miami-based WSVN. This school held a rosary on Monday evening.
When the sun rose on Tuesday, dozens of Lourdes students dressed in their school uniforms, gathered on the shore to pay tribute Fernandez, according to WSVN. Students from Lourdes and other local schools also got together on Monday evening for vigil.
“For Lucy her faith was the foundation” I think so in time with so much grief, so much confusion and so much loss, I think the only thing we know how do or what to do to get together in prayers,” Lourdes theology teacher Alexandra Diaz told WSVN.