In late September 2016 Major League Baseball fans were devastated by the tragic news that Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez had died. Yet while the sporting star’s passing left many in shock, his final Instagram post to his pregnant girlfriend Maria left countless more in tears.
In the early hours of September 25, Coast Guards discovered the wreckage of an overturned boat in Miami Harbor. After surveying the scene, they found the bodies of three men – one of whom was baseball star Jose Fernandez.
Earlier that night, the famed Marlins pitcher had taken to the waters in his prized fishing boat with his friends Eddy Rivero and Emilio Macias in tow. But while traveling at speeds estimated at around 65 mph, Fernandez’s craft crashed into a jetty, capsized and landed on nearby rocks.