2 dead, 1 rescued after boat capsizes in ocean off Dania Beach

Two people were killed and a third person was rescued Tuesday after a boat overturned in the Atlantic Ocean off Dania Beach.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Carol Lyn Parrish said authorities were notified about a capsized 1992, 22-foot, Monza per TowBoatUS shortly after 2 p.m. 

She said two men were killed and another man was rescued. He was not injured.

A view from Sky 10 showed Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue crews rescue a man who was wearing a life jacket and wading in the ocean.

The body of another person was floating in the water nearby.

Both bodies were recovered and taken to the U.S. Coast Guard station in Dania Beach.

The U.S. Coast Guard, Broward Sheriff's Office, Hollywood Fire Rescue and Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue assisted with the rescue.

Authorities didn't say what caused the boat to overturn.

"When it's preventable, it's even that much more difficult to wrap your head around," Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles said. "So, this was a difficult day for the responders -- all of the responders that were out there. I can't even imagine what these families of the victims are going to go through."

The victims' names haven't been released.

FWC officers interviewed the surviving victim after the incident to try to determine what happened and how it could have been avoided.

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