According to NBC 6 South Florida, the mother of a 23-year-old man is suing DJ Laz and Miami rapper Pitbull’s vodka company after her son was killed in a horrific boating accident on May 4.
“I don’t know how this happened, because he was my life, my only boy,” the mother stated.
DJ Laz was operating a 40-foot pleasure boat sponsored by Voli Vodka in Key Biscayne’s No Name Harbor when the boat became lodged on a sandbar, according to the lawsuit. The 23-year-old victim got off another boat to try to help dislodge it, and was fatally injured when he was caught by the propeller.
“There was a young man who came to assist and he ended up, we don’t know why, but he ended up in the rear of the vessel and one of the engines and the propeller actually caught his body, his torso,” stated Jorge Pino of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The young man’s injuries were described as severe by paramedics, and he was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center where he was pronounced dead.
The 23-year-old’s mother is suing DJ Laz, Voli Vodka and Park Street Imports.
Authorities are currently investigating the accident. The final report on the incident could take several weeks.
“Our investigators will look at whether alcohol played a role, carelessness, recklessness. All those things have to be looked into to see whether there’s something we should do to press charges against the operator of the vessel,” Pino stated.
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