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Tragic Hit-and-Run, Teen Killed in Florida Boat Crash



The victim -- 15-year-old Ella Adler of Miami Beach -- fell in the water while being towed when another vessel struck her on Saturday, authorities say.

Authorities in South Florida are actively searching for the individual responsible for a devastating hit-and-run incident over the weekend. Tragically, a 15-year-old girl from Miami Beach lost her life while she was waterskiing. The incident occurred as she was enjoying recreational activities in the Miami area.

It’s sad news but there is another tragic news for Floridians.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) has confirmed the identity of the victim in the Key Biscayne boating tragedy as Ella Adler. According to FWC spokesperson Arielle Callender, the incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. When Ms. Adler fell into the water while towed and subsequently struck by another vessel.

The FWC extends its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Ella Adler during this immensely challenging time. This tragic event has deeply impacted the community, and our thoughts are with all those affected by this devastating loss.


According to initial findings from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC). Ella fell into the ocean close to Nixon Beach while she towed approximately a mile from the shore during a waterskiing session. Nixon Beach situated in Miami Dade County, approximately 7 miles south of downtown Miami.

Ella and her Family in a party.
Ella and her Family in a party.

This tragic incident occurred amidst recreational activities, highlighting the sudden and unexpected nature of the accident. The FWC’s preliminary investigation sheds light on the circumstances surrounding Ella’s untimely death, prompting a closer examination of safety measures and awareness in water sports activities.

While awaiting recovery by her own boat, Ella tragically struck by another vessel that then fled the scene, according to officials. Despite wearing a life jacket, she succumbed to her injuries.

Arielle Callender, spokesperson for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC), provided details about the boat involved in the collision. Described as a center console boat with a light blue hull, it equipped with multiple white outboard engines and may have blue or dark blue bottom paint.

This description serves as a crucial lead in the ongoing investigation to apprehend the responsible party and bring closure to Ella’s grieving family and community. The hit-and-run nature of the incident has sparked outrage and renewed emphasis on safety measures within the boating community.


After the collision, the boat involved last observed heading west from Nixon Beach, as reported by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC).

In a heartfelt tribute posted on Facebook, Cristina Mas Adler, Ella’s aunt from Coral Gables, expressed profound sorrow over the loss of her niece. “We are heartbroken as we say goodbye to our beautiful niece, Ella,” she wrote. “She brought so much joy, laughter, and love into our lives. I love you Ella Bella.”

This poignant tribute reflects the deep impact of Ella’s passing on her family and loved ones. As they grapple with the sudden loss of a vibrant and beloved member.

$20K Reward for Info on Suspect in Fatal Florida Boat Crash:

A $20,000 reward is now available for anyone who can provide information. That leading to the arrest of the individual responsible for the hit-and-run boat crash. That resulted in the death of a 15-year-old girl in the Miami area over the weekend.


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) has reported significant progress in its investigation into the tragic incident. However, they emphasize the importance of public assistance in furthering the investigation. The agency urges witnesses, as well as anyone with information, photos, or video footage from the area, to come forward and provide their input.

Despite ongoing efforts, authorities are still in pursuit of the driver of a “center console boat with a light blue hull” that collided with Adler. Any information regarding this boat or its operator is crucial in bringing closure to this heartbreaking case.

Who is This Teen girl?

Ella’s parents, Amanda and Matt Adler, expressed their profound grief over the loss of their daughter. Which describing her as a shining star whose radiance illuminated the world. So, in a heartfelt statement, they conveyed the immense impact Ella had on their lives. And the lives of those around her during her 15 years.

Ella, with her friends and family in a party.
Ella, with her friends and family in a party.

As they grapple with this unimaginable loss, they appeal to the public for assistance in finding the individual responsible for taking their beloved daughter from them. Their plea underscores the urgency of bringing closure to this devastating tragedy and seeking justice for Ella.

Ella Adler, a student at Ransom Everglades School, a college preparatory day school in Miami. Which was remembered fondly by her peers and educators. So, described as an exceptional student, talented dancer, and dedicated member of the Jewish Student Association. By speech and debate team, Ella’s presence enriched both academic and extracurricular aspects of school life.


In a statement, the school expressed profound sorrow over Ella’s passing, describing it as a devastating tragedy that has deeply affected the entire community. They highlighted Ella’s outstanding contributions to the school, noting her brilliance in classrooms and on stages. By emphasized how she embodied the core values and mission of Ransom Everglades School.

The statement further conveyed the school’s heartfelt condolences to Ella’s family and expressed solidarity with all those grieving her loss. In the midst of this profound pain, the school community has been deeply touched by the overwhelming support and compassion shown by members of Ransom Everglades.

According to her obituary, Ella was not just a student but also a dedicated ballerina. Which having graced the stage in over 100 performances with the Miami City Ballet. Described as a ‘star’ and a ‘force of nature,’ Ella’s talent and passion left an indelible mark on the world of dance. Further illuminating the depth of her character and the magnitude of her impact on those around her.

Miami City Ballet expressed profound sorrow over the tragic accident, stating, “We at Miami City Ballet and the Miami City Ballet School are utterly devastated.” They mourned the loss of Ella Adler, emphasizing her role as not just a beloved student and magnificent dancer. But as an integral part of their family. She had graced their stage in ‘George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker’ and was known for her kindness, warmth, and infectious joy.


Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava also extended her condolences, describing Adler as a “bright young soul.” She urged honoring Ella’s memory by prioritizing boat safety to prevent similar tragedies in the future. Which expressing hope that Ella may rest in peace.

These heartfelt tributes underscored the impact of Ella’s vibrant spirit. The collective grief felt by the community over her untimely passing.

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