Key Biscayne hit-and-run boat that likely hit Ella Adler located

Authorities on Tuesday continued to search for the person who fatally struck a girl with a boat as she waterskied in South Florida over the weekend and identified the victim as 15-year-old Ella Adler from Miami Beach.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission officials also announced officers had found a vessel that matches the boat witnesses said struck the girl Saturday.

“FWC officers have identified a vessel that fits the description and it is in their custody,” a statement released by the agency reads. “The owner of the vessel is cooperating with the investigation.”

The fatal crash took place in waters off Key Biscayne.

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Ella Adler was skiing when she fell in water

According to a preliminary investigation by the FWC, Ella fell in the ocean near Nixon Beach while being towed about a mile from shore and was struck by another vessel at 4:30 p.m.

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