Fernandez, a student at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy in Miami, died from his injuries, the school said Monday.
“Known for her smile, larger than life personality and signature laugh, Lucy was a joy to all who knew her and a shining light in our school.” wrote on Facebook“The hundreds of people gathered in the cave tonight to pray for her soul’s rest are a testament to her beautiful legacy of faith, love and sisterhood.”
The U.S. Coast Guard said the boat capsized after hitting a channel marker. The Miami Herald reported.
Miami-Dade police were the first to arrive at the crash site and pull the seriously injured people out of the water, Miami-Dade fire and rescue chief Juan Galandez said in a video provided by the fire and rescue agency. Firefighters then helped police pull others out of the water, evaluate them, and transport some to hospital, Galandez said.
Several people, wrapped in white blankets, climbed out of a fireboat docked at Black Point Marina in Homestead, Florida. There, first responders were evaluating patients. A video provided by the Fire and Rescue Agency shows.
The status of the 10 injured on Tuesday is unknown. Sister Carmen T. Fernandez, president of Our Lady of Lourdes, said in a letter to his members of the community on Monday that two of his injured were also seniors at school, the Herald reported.
A student at the Carrollton Sacred Heart School in Miami was also injured. Miami-based TV station WSVN reportedThe school held a Rosary service on Monday night.
As the sun rose on Tuesday, dozens of Lourdes students in school uniforms gathered on the beach to pay their respects to Fernandez, according to WSVN. At night they gathered for an all-nighter.
“For Lucy, her faith was the cornerstone. So in a time of so much heartbreak and confusion and loss, I think the only way or the way we know is to come together. Prayer.” Lourdes theology teacher Alexandra Diaz told WSVN.